Relationship of internet addiction and online gaming with peer pressure personality, general health among adolescents and young adults during COVID-19

https://doi.org/10.53730/ijhs.v6nS2.6621

Authors

  • P. Kavya Sree Master in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, School of Social Science and Languages Lovely Professional University
  • Vijendra Nath Pathak Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Social Science and Languages Lovely Professional University, Punjab

Keywords:

general health, internet addiction, online gaming, peer pressure, personalty

Abstract

Objective: The present study has been done to understand the relationship of internet addiction and online gaming with peer pressure, personality and general health between adolescents and young adults. The objective of this study is to find if there is any relationship between internet net addiction and online gaming with peer pressure openness to change and general health along with levels of internet addiction among young adults and adolescents. Method: correlational design was used.  The sample consisted of a total of 155 subjects with adolescents (75) and young adults (80) within the age group of 14-25 years old out of which 82 are females and 73 were males. Data was collected mostly from school, college, and working groups, through the Simple Random Sampling technique. Tools: behaviour tools was used Internet addiction scale IAS by Kimberly Young 2016, General Health Questionnaire GHQ by Goldberg and Hiller 1979, Neurotic, Extroversion, and Openness to Change Personality Inventory Revised, (NEOPIR) by Paul Costa and R.R. McCrae, 1978, Online Gaming (open-ended) and Peer Pressure Scale by Kiran – Esen  2002. 

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Published

27-04-2022

How to Cite

Sree, P. K., & Pathak, V. N. (2022). Relationship of internet addiction and online gaming with peer pressure personality, general health among adolescents and young adults during COVID-19. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(S2), 6638–6649. https://doi.org/10.53730/ijhs.v6nS2.6621

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Peer Review Articles