Internet addiction in Korean adolescents and its relation to depression and suicidal ideation: A questionnaire survey

Internet addiction in Korean adolescents and its relation to depression and suicidal ideation: A... This study examined the relationship of Internet addiction to depression and suicidal ideation in Korean adolescents. The participants were 1573 high-school students living in a city who completed the self-reported measures of the Internet Addiction Scale, the Korean version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Major Depression Disorder-Simple Questionnaire, and the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-Junior. A correlational survey design was employed. Among the samples, 1.6% was diagnosed as Internet addicts, while 38.0% was classified as possible Internet addicts. The prevalence of Internet addiction did not vary with gender. The levels of depression and suicide ideation were highest in the Internet-addicts group. Future studies should investigate the direct relationship between psychological health problems and Internet dependency. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Nursing Studies Elsevier

Internet addiction in Korean adolescents and its relation to depression and suicidal ideation: A questionnaire survey

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0020-7489
eISSN
1873-491X
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.02.005
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Abstract

This study examined the relationship of Internet addiction to depression and suicidal ideation in Korean adolescents. The participants were 1573 high-school students living in a city who completed the self-reported measures of the Internet Addiction Scale, the Korean version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Major Depression Disorder-Simple Questionnaire, and the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-Junior. A correlational survey design was employed. Among the samples, 1.6% was diagnosed as Internet addicts, while 38.0% was classified as possible Internet addicts. The prevalence of Internet addiction did not vary with gender. The levels of depression and suicide ideation were highest in the Internet-addicts group. Future studies should investigate the direct relationship between psychological health problems and Internet dependency.

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International Journal of Nursing StudiesElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2006

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