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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Kamile Oner

Kamile Oner

Cankırı Karatekin University, Turkey

Title: Depression, internet addiction and related factors in adolescents of high school students

Biography

Biography: Kamile Oner

Abstract

This study is conducted as a cross sectional research in order to investigate the depression,internet addiction and related factors in adolescents of high school students.It is targeted to reach 690 students.In the study,Personal Information Form,Beck Depression Scale and Internet Addiction Scale are used. In the evaluation of the data,descriptive statistics,test in unrelated measurements, Kruskall Wallis test,one way variance analysis are used. When the characteristics of adolescents of high school students who participated the survey are examined, it is found that 46.0% of the adolescents are women,30.6% of them study in 9th grade,30.9% of them are 17 years old,74.3% of them have internet connections in their homes. It is found that 21.1% of the adolescents has the risk of the depression, and this risk of depression increases in the ones with low income,the ones with insufficient pocket money,the ones with moderate relations with their siblings,the ones who face the attitude of authoritarian father,the ones with moderate relations with their mothers (Kw(2)=7.569;Kw(1)=27.524;Kw(1)=13.452;Kw(2)=7.349;Kw(1)=10.525;p<0.05 respectively),the ones with moderate school success,the ones with moderate relations with their teachers,the ones with moderate relations with their friends and the ones who have no close friends (Kw(1)=15.865;Kw(1)=18.625;Kw(1)=4.852;Kw(1)=5.731;p<0.05 respectively).It is found that 2.1% of the adolescents has showed limited symptoms in internet addiction and 0.4% of them are pathological internet users.It is found that the level of internet addiction was increased by being a male, studying in ninth grade,increasing age(t(667)=2.557;Kw=15.364; Kw=9,549;p<0.05 respectively). Moreover,it is found that the internet addiction is increased in the adolescents with insufficient pocket money(t(660)=2.673;p<0.05),the ones with fewer siblings,the ones with moderate relations with their siblings (Kw(2)=21.584;t(633)=3.120;p<0.05 respectively),in increased educational level of the father and authoritarian father attitudes of the father towards the adolescent (Kw(3)=5.750;Kw(2)=6.155;p<0.05 respectively).Still,it is found that it is increased in increased educational level of mother, when mother is employed and in the ones with moderate relations with their mothers(Kw(3)=12.546;t(667)=1.486;t(653)=3.449;p<0.05 respectively),the ones with moderate relations with their teachers and the ones with no close friends(t(637)=4.728; t(667)=2.580; p<0.05).