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2022 ◽  
Vol 185 ◽  
pp. 111260
Laura Marciano ◽  
Anne-Linda Camerini ◽  
Peter J. Schulz

Adamu Abdullahi Garba ◽  
Maheyzah Muhamad Siraj ◽  
Siti Hajar Othman

<p>The world economy today has adopted the internet as a medium of transactions, this has made many organizations use the internet for their daily activities. With this, there is an urgent need to have knowledge in cybersecurity and also how to defend critical assets. The objective of this paper is to identify the level of cybersecurity awareness of students in Northeastern Nigeria. A quantitative approach was used for data collection and cyberbully, personal information, internet banking, internet addiction, and Self-protection were the items ask for cybersecurity awareness level identification. Descriptive analysis was performed for initial result findings using SPSS and OriginPro for graphical design. the preliminary result shows of the students have some basic knowledge of cybersecurity in an item like internet banking, while other items like cyberbully, self-protection and, internet addiction result show moderate awareness, the students' participation based on gender, males constitute 77.1% i.e. (N=340) and females constitute 22.9% i.e. (N=101). Future research would concentrate on designing awareness programs that would increase the level of their awareness especially the students in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.</p>

Priyanka . ◽  
R K Pal

Introduction: Excessive use of the Internet affects the academic achievements of students. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of Internet addiction and the pattern of Internet use among undergraduate medical students. Method: This analytical cross-sectional study conducted on 177 undergraduate medical students in batch 2016, 2017 and 2018, who were included in this study by convenience sampling method. The study tool was  Young’s Internet Addiction Test containing questions regarding the pattern of Internet use. Data entry and analysis was done by using Microsoft excel and SPSS version 21. Qualitative data were described in terms of frequency and percentage while quantitative data were expressed as mean and standard deviation. Chi square test and multiple linear regression were used to find out the relationship between various factors and Internet Addiction (IA).  The significance level was considered 0.05. Results: The mean age of the participants was 20.3 years (± 1.19), and 62 % of the subjects were males. The prevalence rate of Internet Addiction (IA) was found to be 56.5% and 42.9% of them were in mild and 13.6% were in moderate addiction category. Being male (β= -0.143, p=0.038), staying at a hostel (β= 0.167, p=0.018), not having a time preference for using the Internet (β= -0.174, p=0.012), spending more time on the Internet everyday (β= 0.201, p=0.000), being always online (β= 0.276, p=0.000) and more years of using the Internet (β= 0.175, p=0.015) were significantly related with IA in students. Conclusion: A large proportion of medical students were found to be addicted to the Internet. Therefore, this issue should be addressed immediately.

2022 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Hongge Luo ◽  
Yanli Zhao ◽  
Jiangyue Hong ◽  
Hong Wang ◽  
Xiujun Zhang ◽  

Background: Previous studies have found that alexithymia plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Internet addiction. However, the effect of alexithymia on both metacognition and Internet addiction has yet to be examined.Methods: The Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Metacognition Questionnaire, and Internet Addiction Test were used to assess a sample of 356 college students. A parallel mediator effect analysis was applied to test the hypothesis that metacognition mediates the relationship between alexithymia and Internet addiction.Results: The parallel multiple mediator models showed that alexithymia predicted the five dimensions of metacognition and Internet addiction, and that three dimensions—cognitive confidence, positive beliefs about worry, and the need to control thoughts—partially mediated this relationship.Conclusion: Alexithymia could directly and indirectly predict Internet addiction via metacognition.

2022 ◽  
Vol 508 (1) ◽  
Nguyễn Việt Hà ◽  
Lê Thị Thu Hà ◽  
Nguyễn Văn Tuấn

Đặt vấn đề: Internet ngày nay là một phần không thể thiếu trong cuộc sống của chúng ta. Tuy nhiên, việc sử dụng Internet không đúng cách gây ra nhiều tác hại về sức khỏe, cần được sự quan tâm chú ý. Ở Việt Nam, các nghiên cứu về vấn đề này còn hạn chế. Do đó, chúng tôi thực hiện nghiên cứu:” Thực trạng sử dụng Internet của người bệnh nội trú từ 10 đến 24 tuổi tại Viện Sức khỏe Tâm thần”. Mục tiêu: “Mô tả thực trạng sử dụng Internet của người bệnh nội trú từ 10 đến 24 tuổi tại Viện Sức khỏe Tâm thần”. Đối tượng và phương pháp nghiên cứu: Nghiên cứu mô tả cắt ngang có hồi cứu 109 người bệnh nội trú từ 10- 24 tuổi tại Viên Sức khỏe Tâm thần từ tháng 8/2020- 10/2021. Kết quả: Quần thể nghiên cứu có độ tuổi trung bình 18,72 ± 3,76, nữ giới chiếm tỉ lệ nhiều hơn (57,8%), nơi sinh sống nhiều nhất là ở thành thị (52,8%), nghề nghiệp chủ yếu là học sinh, sinh viên (73,4%), trong đó nhiều nhất là bậc Trung học phổ thông (45,9%). Tỉ lệ sử dụng Internet trong quần thể nghiên cứu là 100%, trong đó có 37,6 % người bệnh được đánh giá là nghiện Internet theo thang điểm Chen Internet addiction scale (CIAS). Thời gian sử dụng Internet trung bình mỗi ngày thường và ngày nghỉ ở quần thể nghiên cứu tương ứng là 3,73 ± 2,45 và 4,76 ± 2,95 giờ. Các hình thức được lựa chọn sử dụng nhiều nhất là mạng xã hội (51,4%), chơi games online (26,6%), xem phim- video ngắn giải trí (14,7%). Kết luận: Thực trạng sử dụng Internet ở quần thể nghiên cứu là đa dạng về hình thức, mục đích, thời gian, với tỷ lệ sử dụng gây hại, nghiện cao. Vì vậy cần chú ý đến vấn đề quản lý sử dụng Internet ở nhóm đối tượng này.

Olatz Lopez-Fernandez ◽  
Lucia Romo ◽  
Laurence Kern ◽  
Amélie Rousseau ◽  
Pierluigi Graziani ◽  

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is considered the ‘gold standard’ in the treatment of addictive disorders related to excessive technology use. However, the cognitive components of problematic internet use are not yet well-known. The aim of the present study was to explore the cognitive components, that according to problematic users, can lead to potential internet addiction. A total of 854 European adults completed an online survey using a mixed-methods design. Internet problems and attachment styles were assessed, prevalence rates estimated, correlations, chi-squared automatic interaction detection, and content analysis were performed. Self-reported addictions to social networking, internet, and gaming had a prevalence between 1.2% (gaming) to 2.7% (social networking). Self-perception of the addiction problem and preoccupied attachment style were discriminative factors for internet addiction. In an analysis of qualitative responses from self-identified compulsive internet users, a sense of not belonging and feeling of disconnection during life events were perceived as causes for internet addiction. The development depended on a cycle of mixed feelings associated with negative thoughts, compensated by a positive online identity. The severity of this behaviour pattern produced significant impairment in various areas of the participants’ functioning, suggesting a possible addiction problem. It is suggested that health professionals administering CBT should target unhealthy preoccupations and monitor mixed feelings and thoughts related to internet use to support coping with cognitive distortions.

Nursing Forum ◽  
2022 ◽  
Majd T. Mrayyan ◽  
Nijmeh AL‐Atiyyat ◽  
Abdallah Abu Khait ◽  
Sami Al‐Rawashdeh ◽  
Abdullah Algunmeeyn ◽  

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