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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part D (2020)

A study to assess the internet gaming addiction and its relation with physical health problems among early adolescents at selected high schools in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh

Author(s)
D Grace Prasad and Dr. Shailaja Krupanidhi
Abstract
India has the largest population of adolescents in the world. The future of India is shaped by this age group. Internet Gaming Addiction is one of the major problems of this generation. Early identification of this problem and associated physical health problems is very essential to diagnose, as it is characterized by uncontrollable and persistent playing of video and computer games, which is harmful to individual’s well being. The objective of this study is to assess the Internet Gaming Addiction (IGA) and its relation with Physical Health Problems among early adolescents at selected High Schools in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Systematic Random Sampling method was used to select the sample of 500 early adolescents. The data collection was done by using self administered standard tool i.e., Modified Internet Addiction Test (IAT) by Dr. Kimberly Young and self administered standard tool on Pediatric Quality of life Inventory(Teen Report Ages 13-18). Data obtained was tabulated and analyzed in terms of objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The data showed that early adolescents with no internet gaming addiction were 195(39%), mild internet gaming addiction was seen in 140(28%), moderate internet gaming addiction was in 136(27.2%) and severe internet gaming addiction was in 29(5.8) with 73.3448 mean value and 2.85702 standard deviation. No internet gaming addiction had no correlation with physical health problems among early adolescents. Mild, moderate and severe internet gaming addiction had significant correlation with physical functioning at ‘r’ value 0.181, -0.297 and 0.551 at p< 0.05 level of significance. There was statistically significant association with their demographic variables such as age, gender, class of study, presently residing with, father’s education and have you attended any health awareness programme.
Pages: 224-228  |  173 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
D Grace Prasad, Dr. Shailaja Krupanidhi. A study to assess the internet gaming addiction and its relation with physical health problems among early adolescents at selected high schools in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):224-228.
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