The effect of addiction to mobile messenger software and mental health among physical education students

Bagherianfar, Mostafa and Liaghatdar, Mohammad Javad and Javadipour, Mohammad and Jafari, Mehdi (2017) The effect of addiction to mobile messenger software and mental health among physical education students. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19 (5). pp. 374-383.

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Abstract

Introduction: The objective of the present study is to the effect of addiction to mobile messenger software on mental health among physical education university students of Torbat-e-Heydarieh city. Â Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive-correlational study included all physical education university students of Torbat-e-Heydarieh city. 169 students out of 302 were chosen as the sample of study, for which stratified sampling method was applied. In order to collect data, Goldberg general health questionnaire and addiction to mobile messenger software inventory were used. Data were analyzed using descriptive and illative statistics. Â Results: The research findings showed that there is a statistically significant relationship between addiction to mobile messenger software's and mental health among the students of physical education (P<0.05). Moreover, addiction to mobile messenger software was not different statistically among men and women. Â Conclusion: Based on the results it seems that the students who spend more time on mobile messenger software, are predisposed for mental problems more than the others.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2017 23:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:38
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/695

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