A Study to Assess Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness and Internet Addiction among College Students Using Internet in Selected College, Chennai

  • A. Preetha1, D. Princy Petrishiya1, L. Praveen1, K. Praveen Kumar1, M. Kalaivani1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2
Keywords: Depression, anxiety, loneliness, internet addiction

Abstract

A study to assess depression, anxiety, loneliness and internet addiction among college students using internet
in selected colleges, Chennai. Majority of the participants were males, were 20 years old, residing in urban
community, used their mobile for internet services, used internet first time in the school, spent more than
4 hrs/day on internet, spend Rs. 300/- per month and use the internet for study, online purchase,whats app
& face book, you tube. Majority of the participants had mild level of internet addiction. Equal number of
participants had mild, borderline and moderate level of depression (16.3% each). Minority of them reported
extreme depression. Majority of the participants had mild anxiety and minority had severe anxiety. Majority
of the participants had mild level of loneliness and minority had moderate level of loneliness. Source of
internet, browsing duration/day and amount spent for the internet are significantly associated with internet
addiction. Browsing duration/day is significantly associated with depression.

Author Biography

A. Preetha1, D. Princy Petrishiya1, L. Praveen1, K. Praveen Kumar1, M. Kalaivani1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2

1B.Sc., Nursing IIIrd Year Students, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education,
Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India, 2R.N.R.M., M.Sc.(N) (Psychiatry), M.S. (Psychotherapy
& Counselling), M.Sc. (Psychology), CAFÉ, Professor & HOD Mental Health Nursing Department, Chettinad
College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District,
Tamil Nadu, India

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
A. Preetha1, D. Princy Petrishiya1, L. Praveen1, K. Praveen Kumar1, M. Kalaivani1, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu2. (2020). A Study to Assess Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness and Internet Addiction among College Students Using Internet in Selected College, Chennai. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 1-3. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1047