Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (NEW FINDINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY)   SUMMER 2008 , Volume 2 , Number 7; Page(s) 23 To 35.
 
Paper: 

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, SELF-CONCEPT, COMPUTER ANXIETY AND THE INTERNET ADDICTION AMONG THE STUDENTS OF AHVAZ ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY

 
 
Author(s):  ASGARI P., MARASHIAN F.
 
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Abstract: 
This research investigated the relationships between personal characteristics, self-concept, computer anxiety and the Internet addiction among the students of Ahvaz Islamic Azad University. Research sample included 300 male and female students’ selected based on convenient simple sampling. Data were collected through three questionnaires of Neo’s Personal Characteristics, Rodgers’ Self- concept and computer addiction. Moreover, the Young’s 20- item Computer anxiety questionnaire was used to evaluate the students’ computer addiction. This questionnaire was translated into Persian by Orang (2004). Research design was based on correlation study and data were analyzed through correlation coefficient and multi regression analyses which showed that there were significant relationships between personal characteristics and computer addiction as well as between computer anxiety and Internet addiction. However, there was not a significant relationship between self-concept and Internet addiction.
 
Keyword(s): PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, SELF-CONCEPT, COMPUTER ANXIETY, THE INTERNET ADDICTION
 
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