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Research Article, J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Internet Addiction and Psychopathological Symptoms in Greek University Students

Evmorfia Koukia1*, Polyxeni Mangoulia2 and Eirini Alexiou3
1Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Greece
2Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
3Department of Psychiatry, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg University, Sweden
Corresponding author : Evmorfia Koukia
Assist. Professor in Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Zografou Community Mental Health Center 42 Davaki-Pindou Str, Zografou 157-73 Athens, Greece
Tel: 0030210 7481174/ 0030 6932006001; Fax: 0030210 7718320
E-mail: [email protected] nurs.uoa.gr
Received: June 04, 2014 Accepted: August 06, 2014 Published: August 08, 2014
Citation: Koukia E, Mangoulia P, Alexiou E (2014) Internet Addiction and Psychopathological Symptoms in Greek University Students. J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 3:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9005.1000125

Abstract

Internet Addiction and Psychopathological Symptoms in Greek University Students

This study aimed to investigate the impact of Internet addiction on psychiatric symptoms among Greek university undergraduate students. The study was conducted among 1324 students. Participants completed a sociodemographic questionnaire, Internet Addiction Test and Symptom Checklist-90-Revision (SCL-90-R). Questionnaires were provided online. T-test and Logistic Regression Analysis were used to compare psychiatric symptoms between Internet addicted and non-addicted students. The prevalence of Internet addiction among Greek students is 4.5% and at risk population 66.1%. There were significant differences between the means of psychiatric symptoms in SCL-90-R subscales among addicted and non-addicted subjects. Depression and anxiety appeared to have the most consistent correlation with Internet addiction. Additionally, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, hostility/aggression, time in the Internet and quarrel with parents associated with Internet addiction.

Keywords: Internet addiction, students, university, psychopathology

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