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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-7  Year-2016          Original Research Articles


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The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Depression in Male High School Students in Gifted and State Schools of Khorramabad in 2014-2015
Foroogh Riahi1, Ashraf Tashakori2 and Amir Akhashi3*
1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3Student of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding author
Abstract:


In the past few years science and technology development is incredibly accelerated. The Internet is also not an exception. In fact, the Internet can be considered as the greatest technology designed, engineered and implemented by human being. According to the importance of depression and the Internet addiction the present study is aimed at studying the relationship between the internet addiction and depression in male high school students in gifted and state schools of Khorramabad. The present study is a descriptive-correlational research. In this project 64 samples are obtained and then in the target population by the distribution of the Internet addiction and Beck depression questionnaires the level of the Internet addiction and depression prevalence in the sample population is obtained. For the analysis of this study spss software version 20 is used. Correlation and regression methods are applied to analyze the data. The prevalence of Internet addiction in normal users is 1.6% (1), 90.6% (58) had mild Internet addiction, 7.8% (5) had moderate Internet addiction and no one had severe addiction to the internet. In regression analysis given the calculated r (0.721) and the level of significance (0.000), there is correlation between internet addiction and depression and it can be said that there is a direct relationship between these two variables. According to the results of the present study it can be concluded that Internet addiction exists in students and to prevent risks and complications in students, it is necessary to pay attention to health considerations.

Keywords: Internet Addiction, Depression,Students
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How to cite this article:

Foroogh Riahi, Ashraf Tashakori and Amir Akhashi. 2016. The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Depression in Male High School Students in Gifted and State Schools of Khorramabad in 2014-2015Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(7): 68-75
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.407.009