Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1921

Full Length Research Paper

Examination of internet use in terms of psychological well-being

Pervin Nedim Bal
  • Pervin Nedim Bal
  • Department of Psychology, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Beykent University, Turkey.
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Emre Turan
  • Emre Turan
  • Department of Psychology, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Beykent University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 15 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 08 July 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021

Abstract

This study aimed to examine internet use in terms of psychological well-being. The descriptive and correlational research designs were used in this study. The data were collected by the online survey. The survey included “Internet Addiction” and “Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scales” and a “Socio-Demographic Form”. Four hundred and twelve people participated in the study. A negative, moderate and significant relationship was found between internet addiction and psychological well-being. It has been determined that being under the age of 25, single, unemployed and having a low income are the factors that significantly increase internet addiction. In addition, with the increase in work and income levels, psychological well-being increases significantly. These findings show that individuals under the age of 25, single, unemployed, and in low-income group are in the risk group for internet addiction. As a result, it can be suggested to focus on individuals in the risk group and psycho-training program can be designed for increasing the level of psychological well-being in order to prevent internet addiction.

 

Key words: Internet addiction, internet usage, psychological well-being.