Relationship between Internet Addiction, Mental Health, and Academic Performance among Adolescents 15 to 18 Years Referred to Cafe-Net in Hamedan-Iran
Fatemeh Saraei1, Mohammad Esmaeil Ebrahimi1 and Mohammad Reza Zoghi Paydar2
1- Department of Education Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, Iran.
2- Faculty of Humanities, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.
Abstract: The current study examined the association between internet addiction, mental health, and academic performance. Respondents of the present study comprised of 351 male and female adolescents who were identified by random sampling technique. Instruments for data collection included Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and General Mental Health (GHQ). The results of the Pearson correlation analysis revealed a positive relationship between mental health with adolescent internet addiction and academic performance. In contrast, the results of present study indicated a negative relationship between internet addiction and academic performance. Also, the results of multiple regression showed that mental health and internet addiction predict adolescents’ academic performance.
[Fatemeh Saraei, Mohammad Esmaeil Ebrahimi and Mohammad Reza Zoghi Paydar. Relationship between Internet Addiction, Mental Health, and Academic Performance among Adolescents 15 to 18 Years Referred to Cafe-Net in Hamedan-Iran. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):1260-1267]. (ISSN: 1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 192
Keywords: Internet Addiction, Mental Health, School Performance, Juvenile