Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12474
This study examined nursing students’ levels of Internet addiction, loneliness, and satisfaction with life.
DESIGN AND METHODS:
This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in included university involving 160 nursing students who completed an information form and the Internet addiction, UCLA Loneliness, and Satisfaction with Life Scales.
No significant correlation was found between students’ Internet addiction, loneliness, and life satisfaction (P > .05). However, a significant positive correlation between loneliness and life satisfaction was observed (P < .05).
Measures to raise students’ awareness of Internet addiction and social activities to enhance communication skills and life satisfaction should be planned.
KEYWORDS: Internet addiction; loneliness and life satisfaction; nursing students