Predictive Role of Parental Acceptance, Rejection and Control in the Internet Addiction of the female students
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences,
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2015),
20 January 2016
AbstractIntroduction: The consequences of the increasing use of the Internet for young people have became of interest for researchers in the field of sociology and psychology .The purpose of this study was to determine the role of parental acceptance, rejection, and control in Internet addiction of female students .The study population consisted of all female students of Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran .Methods: In which 262 individuals with a mean age of 24 years were selected in multi-stage cluster sampling. The method of study was descriptive and correlative type and questionnaires of "Internet Addiction Test (IAT)" and "scale of Parental Acceptance, Rejection and Control Questionnaire (PARCQ)" were used to collect data. Data analysis was performed using Pearson's correlation and regression analysis. Results: Results showed that the components of rejection, anger and ignorance of parents have a significant relationship with Internet addiction and there is an inverse significant relationship between the components of the acceptance and Internet addiction. However, no significant relationship was found between parental control and Internet addiction. The regression analysis showed that the variable of parental acceptance and ignorance has the most predictive role in girls' Internet addiction and paternal and maternal control component has no explanatory role in this model. Conclusion: The results showed that parenting style and parent-child interaction play an important roles in addictive tendencies of girls to the internet and we can use this component in prevention and intervention programs in this area.
- parental acceptance
- parental rejection
- parental control
- Internet addiction
- Female college students
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