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Internet Addiction's Impact on Depression, Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Statistical Analysis

This study aimed to explore the relationships between internet addiction on Depression, Anxiety and Stress of 154 students from various universities in the Chittagong regions. The primary data was collected through Google Forms and Cronbach's Alpha was used to evaluate the reliability of four key constructs: internet addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress. The results showed a positive relationship between the severity of internet addiction and elevated levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. The study also revealed deviations from normality in anxiety scores across different groups, particularly within those with complete control over their internet usage. Further investigation is to understand the complexities contributing to this non-normal distribution. Anxiety scores were analyzed using the Kruskal-Walli’s test, but no significant differences were found in subcategories A2 and A19. The study also used the Kruskal-Wallis H statistic to analyze depression, anxiety, and stress scores across different categories of Internet Addiction Test (IAT) scores. A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis was used to assess the model's fit, revealing an outstanding CFI and commendable NFI, GFI, and AGFI indices. The model effectively explained a substantial portion of the variation in anxiety, stress, and depression, indicating the underlying relationships. The study provides valuable insights into the profound relationship between internet addiction and psychological constraints, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions to mitigate the detrimental impact of internet addiction on mental health. According to study findings, it's significant to inform students about the harmful effects of the internet and encourage responsible internet use, even though it's impossible to entirely prevent it.

Internet Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and Stress

APA Style

Akter Keya, J., Ashraful Islam, M. (2023). Internet Addiction's Impact on Depression, Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Statistical Analysis. Research & Development, 4(4), 177-186. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.rd.20230404.18

ACS Style

Akter Keya, J.; Ashraful Islam, M. Internet Addiction's Impact on Depression, Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Statistical Analysis. Res. Dev. 2023, 4(4), 177-186. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20230404.18

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Akter Keya J, Ashraful Islam M. Internet Addiction's Impact on Depression, Anxiety and Stress: A Comprehensive Statistical Analysis. Res Dev. 2023;4(4):177-186. doi: 10.11648/j.rd.20230404.18

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