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Relationship between fatigue and internet overuse.

*, Ranjani P and Sudhakar, Christopher and Margaret, Sahana and George, Abhishek S and *, Sandra and john, Mariam and jacob, jerry and *, Chimeyfjolkar and *, Anna Aneeta Clement and Mathew, Anju and *, TinuTomy and *, Arjun C and *, Akil Sadanandan (2015) Relationship between fatigue and internet overuse. RGUHS Journal of Nursing Sciences., 5 (1). pp. 22-27. ISSN 2231-6051

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Abstract

Introduction and objective: Most of the undergraduate students are addicted to intemet and this has adversely affected in the transformation of their routine work. This has also been one of the cause for fatigue among youngsters and this study is essential to know the relationship between fatigue and intemet overuse and factors influencing fatigue and internet over use such as health status, age, gender, course, years of usage, hours of intemet usage, no of mode used, no of social network site used. Methodology: Exploratory survey approach an(! descriptive co-relational design was used in this study. Sample consisted of 401 undergraduate students from selected colleges of Dakshina Kannada District. Subjects were selected using purposive sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection were demographic proforma, internet over use and fatigue scale. Results: Results revealed that 53.9 % undergraduate students were moderate internet user. Majority of (78.1 %) undergraduate students were having moderate fatigue level. There was Significant positive correlation found between fatigue and internet use (r = .369, p<.001). Intemet over use had Significant association with gender (X' -8.663, p - 0.003), course (X' -13.433, P- 0.001), hours of internet use(X' -8.609, p - 0.014) for nonacademic use. Fatigue level had significant association with course (X' -41.901, P - 0.000), hours of internet use for academic use(X' -6.686, p - 0.035) and number of social network site used( X' -22.273, p-O.ooo). ConcIusIon:The present study found that internet overuse had Significant association with gender, course, and nonacademic purpose internet use. Fatigue level was influenced by course, hours of internet use for academic use and number of social network site used. There was Significant positive correlation found between fatigue and internet use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatigue, Internet over use.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Mangalore
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 16:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144280

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