Year: 2021 | Month: August | Volume 12 | Issue 2

Impact of Internet Addiction on Academic Performance of Post-Graduate Students

Uttara Kumbhar
DOI:10.30954/2230-7311.2.2021.13

Abstract:

The Covid-19 situation has significantly disrupted normal activities globally. During this pandemic, people around the world are facing many mental health problems. Particularly excessive use of internet may become a serious problem among teens. The aim of this study was to study the impact of internet addiction on academic achievement of postgraduate final year students studying in govt college, Sundargarh during Covid-19. The study also focuses on the gender difference, correlation between internet addiction and academic achievement and level of internet addiction of Postgraduate final year students. For collection of data, a sample of 48 final year postgraduate students consisting of 24 male and 24 female were selected purposively. Standardized Internet Addiction Test (IAT) developed by Young was administered for their responses and CGPA scores for the previous semester were collected and analysed using both inferential and descriptive statistics like mean, SD, correlation, percentage and t-test. The results of this study indicated that internet addiction has negative impact on academic achievement of postgraduate final year students. Results also shows that there is no significant difference in internet addiction of postgraduate final year students in relation to their gender and correlation between internet addiction and academic achievement of postgraduate final year students is weakest negative correlation.





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