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Research Paper | Human Development and Family Studies | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Association between Internet Addiction and Aggression among Adolescents according to Their Gender
G. Sowmya | B. Swaroopa Rani 
Abstract: Due to the technological advancement and availability of smart phones, internet is easily accessible for every individual. Internet has been perceived as a best friend for everyone; hence, amount of time spent on the internet is rapidly increasing. A future without internet is highly impossible as any information, entertainment, social networking, shopping, education etc. is available at spur-of-the-moment. Though, there are positive outcomes due to technological advancement, its negative consequences also need to be considered. Amongst any other age groups, adolescents are the most vulnerable group to use internet. The effects of excessive use of internet can lead to aggressiveness causing psychosocial behavioural problems. In the light of these perspectives, the present study was undertaken to find the association between Internet Addiction and Aggression among adolescents. A sample of 200 adolescents between the age group of 13-15 years studying in 8th, 9th and 10th standard from different schools of Hyderabad, Telangana state were selected for the study. The Internet Addiction Test (IAT; Young, 1998) and Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) was used to elicit the data. The results revealed that Internet Addiction have association with Aggressive behaviors of the respondents.
Keywords: Internet Addiction, Aggression, Adolescents
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 483 - 486