International Journal of Home Science
2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2, PART A
Analysis of the extent of relation between internet addiction, anxiety and eating attitude among children
Author(s): Shruti Marwaha
The present research study was conducted to analyze the extent of relation between internet addiction, anxiety and eating attitude among children. The research was conducted in Chandigarh and Mohali. The sample consisted of 40 subjects. There were 20 girls and 20 boys studying in 9th standard in the Schools of Chandigarh and Mohali. These 40 students were given the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) by Dr. Kimberly Young. As per the result of the test, they were categorised into two groups- Internet addicts-Group A. And non-addicts–Group B. Later, these two groups were compared on the basis of the anxiety level and eating attitude to find out the relation among the three variables. Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale was used to assess the Anxiety level and Binge Eating Scale (BES) was given to the subjects to assess their Binge eating attitude. The tools used in the study were Internet Addiction Test (IAT) by Dr. Kimberly Young, Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale and Binge Eating Scale. It was reported that Group had significantly high level of anxiety, and that they outnumbered in the scores of Binge Eating Scale as compared to Group B. Thus, it could be concluded that although technology plays a capricious role in human life, yet it’s appropriate and restricted access is mandatory to abate the personality hazards among children.