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J Research Health 2017, 7(1): 637-646 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between dependence on modern communication tools and psychological well-being in students
Narges Afradi, Bibiaghdas Asghari , Farzaneh Mikaeili Manie
Department of Social Science, School of Humanities, Islamic Azad University Gonabad Branch, Gonabad, Iran
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Nowadays due to technological advance and its direct impact on the quality of human life, addressing the issue of health and its determinants is very important. Maintaining public health is one of the most fundamental issues in each community. The aim of the study was to survey relationship between dependence on modern communication tools (internet and mobile phones) and psychological well-being. 300 university students was selected according to cluster sampling method. The questionnaires were distributed to the students and 141 completed questionnaires were collected. The Young Internet addiction test and mobile phone addiction index were used to measure the predictor variables and the Ryff psychological well-being scale was used for the criterion variable. Multiple regression analysis gave a multiple correlation coefficient (R) of 0.347 and adjusted coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.120. According to the calculated Beta values, the variable of dependence on mobile phones with the value of 0.196 showed the greatest power for explaining the autonomy component. The results showed a significant negative relationship between independent variables, i.e. dependence on the Internet and mobile phones, and dependent variables, i.e. psychological well-being and its components.

Keywords: Communication, Dependency, Media, Psychological Wellbeing
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Psychology and Social Health
Received: 2016/01/2 | Accepted: 2016/04/3 | Published: 2016/12/26
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Afradi N, Asghari B, Mikaeili Manie F. Relationship between dependence on modern communication tools and psychological well-being in students. J Research Health. 2017; 7 (1) :637-646
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