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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
Internet Addiction among Elementary School Children
Dr Madhu Sahni
Abstract: The present study aimed at comparing internet addiction among elementary school children with respect to variables gender, socio - economic status, family type (nuclear/joint) and mother?s status (working/ non working). The study was conducted in Rohtak district, Haryana state, India. The sample consisted of 546 students studying in standard VI of DAV Centenary Public School, Rohtak. They were administered the 'Internet Addiction Test? developed by Young (1998). The results indicated that i) girls are more addicted to internet as compared to boys; ii) students of high socio - economic status are comparatively more addicted to students of low socio - economic status; iii) internet addiction is more in children of working mothers as compared to children of non working mothers; and iv) children living in nuclear family system are more addicted to internet as compared to children living in joint family system.
Keywords: Internet Addiction, Elementary School children
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 674 - 676