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Journal:   COMMONITY HEALTH   WINTER 2016 , Volume 3 , Number 1; Page(s) 1 To 10.
 
Paper: 

EXPLORING FACTORS ON INTERNET ADDICTION IN STUDENTS OF SANANDAJ UNIVERSITIES: A STUDY WITH CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH

 
 
Author(s):  FALLAHI AREZOO*, FALLAHI PARASTOO, SHAHRBABAKI BABAK NEMAT, HASHEMIAN MASOUMEH, DANESHVAR FATEME
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, KURDISTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SANANDAJ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: The prevalence of Internet addiction is increasing among students. To design preventive interventions and programs, understanding causes of Internet addiction is essential. The aim of the study was exploringfactors on internet addiction instudents of Sanandaj universities, using content analysis approach.
Materials and Methods: In this qaulitative study was used a content analysis approach for data analysis. 15 students with internet addiction were chosen using Young internet addiction questionnaire of Sanandaj universities in 2015 year. 7 Face to face and semi-structured interviews and two focus groups were held to gather data. Interviews were recorded, taped and analyzed via the content analysis method. Validity and rigor of the data was obtained from criteria including credibility, dependability, confirmability and transferability.
Results: The analysis of qualitative data presented in four major themes: (1) internet features; (2) motives and internal needs; (3) sense of inability; and (4) environmental factors. The most important causes of Internet addiction was attributed to unemployment and lack of entertainment for the youth.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that causes of trend and dependence on Internet are not only positive and attractive features of Internet but are also individual, social, cultural and economical factors.

 
Keyword(s): INTERNET ADDICTION, STUDENTS, CONTENT ANALYSIS
 
 
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FALLAHI, A., & FALLAHI, P., & SHAHRBABAKI, B., & HASHEMIAN, M., & DANESHVAR, F. (2016). EXPLORING FACTORS ON INTERNET ADDICTION IN STUDENTS OF SANANDAJ UNIVERSITIES: A STUDY WITH CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH. COMMONITY HEALTH, 3(1), 1-10. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508857



Vancouver: Copy

FALLAHI AREZOO, FALLAHI PARASTOO, SHAHRBABAKI BABAK NEMAT, HASHEMIAN MASOUMEH, DANESHVAR FATEME. EXPLORING FACTORS ON INTERNET ADDICTION IN STUDENTS OF SANANDAJ UNIVERSITIES: A STUDY WITH CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH. COMMONITY HEALTH. 2016 [cited 2021May16];3(1):1-10. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508857



IEEE: Copy

FALLAHI, A., FALLAHI, P., SHAHRBABAKI, B., HASHEMIAN, M., DANESHVAR, F., 2016. EXPLORING FACTORS ON INTERNET ADDICTION IN STUDENTS OF SANANDAJ UNIVERSITIES: A STUDY WITH CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH. COMMONITY HEALTH, [online] 3(1), pp.1-10. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508857.



 
 
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