Assessing the relationship between internet addiction and loneliness with sleep quality in youth population

Soltanifar, Atefeh and Kamrani, Maedeh and Golyar, Effat (2019) Assessing the relationship between internet addiction and loneliness with sleep quality in youth population. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 21 (3). pp. 202-206.

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Abstract

Introduction: Internet addiction has increased among young adults as public health problem which lead to mental and physical disturbances. The present study aimed to assess the relationship between internet addiction and loneliness with sleep quality in youth population. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, 50 college students who educating in academic year of 2014-15 in Islamic Azad University, branch of Torbat-e-Jam were selected via convenience method. They fulfilled Internet Addiction Inventory (IAI), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the revised UCLA Loneliness Scale. Data analyzed through descriptive and conferential statistics. Results: The findings showed that there was positive and direct correlation between internet addiction and poor sleep quality. The same correlation was seen between loneliness and sleep quality. Also, loneliness can predict sleep quality and it can explain 13 of changes in sleep quality. Conclusion: Regarding to the findings, internet addiction and loneliness are associated to negative impact on quality of sleep among college students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet addiction,Loneliness,Sleep Quality,youth
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 08:53
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 08:53
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12419

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