Mental Health and Academic Adjustment of College Students Post Pandemic: Moderating Effect of Internet Addiction | P 84-90

Miloni Shah, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Raosaheb Raut, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Pages: 84 – 90

Due to the norms like social distancing and online education implemented during the pandemic phase, the use of the internet has drastically increased. Data has shown that the prevalence of internet addiction in Taiwan was 24.4%, 19.3% in Indonesia and 62% in India. The levels of internet use has also impacted the mental health and academic adjustment of students. Considering the alarming rate of internet addiction, the objectives of this study were to measure the levels of internet addiction, to measure mental health and academic adjustment in college students, to assess the relationship between mental health and academic adjustment and how internet addiction plays an important role as a moderator variable. For the present research study, a correlational research design was employed. Mental Health Inventory, Internet Addiction Test & Brief Adjustment Scale (BASE-6) were used to collect the data along with purposive sampling technique using adolescents falling in the age group of 18 to 25 years. The results and conclusion were discussed in detail the study. This study will help to understand and prevent internet addiction among college going students which can be further employed to improve quality of mental health and academic adjustment.

Keywords: Academic Adjustment, Internet Addiction, Mental Health, Post Pandemic, College Students

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