Volume 12, Issue 4 (Research in Education Supplement 2010)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2010, 12(4): 95-102 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohamadbeigi A, Ghazavi A, Mohammad salehi N, Ghamari F, Saeidi A. Effect of internet addiction on educational status of Arak University of medical sciences students, spring 2009. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2010; 12 (4) :95-102
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-368-en.html
, amohamadbeigi@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background: Now a day, internet addiction is a common problem that defines as abuse in computer and online information. In addicted students to internet may develop many types of problem in education. This research was designed to determine the effect of internet addiction on educational status of Arak university of medical sciences students, spring 2009 Materials and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 426 Arak medical university students passing at least one term of his/her course in spring 2009. A Yang standard internet addiction questionnaire applied for data gathering and after data entry was analyzed in 0.05 significant levels. Results: Mean and standard deviation of age, average of scores and Yang internet addiction score were as 20.95±1.41, 16.13±1.38 and 32.74±14.52, respectively. Internet addiction associated with number of failed and passed total, average decline in recent terms, educational term and obtaining average score under 12 (p<0.05). But didn’t associate with course, educational level and faculty of education (p>0.05). Conclusion: Since internet addiction can affected the educational status inversely, and reduces average score and educational subsidence, endeavor for beneficial opportunities prevention is essential.
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Received: 2009/06/30

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