Internet addiction and family functionality in university students in Lima Norte

Objective: to determine the relationship between Internet addiction and family functionality in students of a University of Lima Norte. Materials and methods: cross-sectional correlational study. The sample consisted of 364 university students. The dependent variable was Internet addiction. The Chi-square, U of Mann-Whitney and Kruskal Wallis tests were used for the bivariate analysis. Results: of the sample, more than half corresponded to the female sex (58.2%). The average age was 19.8, most of them were 15 to 19 years old and belonged to the Psychology degree (39.3%). On the other hand, Internet addiction had an average of 20.1. Regarding family functionality (cohesion), 31.6% corresponded to the cohesion and 29.7% to the cohesion connected. In family functionality (adaptability) 40.7% belonged to structured adaptability. It was evidenced that the highest average values of Internet addiction corresponded to dispersed family cohesion (27.9), rigid family adaptability (23.7) and chaotic family adaptability (20.8). Conclusions: internet addiction is related to family functionality. University students from families with dispersed cohesion and with rigid adaptability as well as chaotic were associated with the presence of Internet addiction. The results of this research indicate the need for promotional preventive programs that promote adequate family functionality.

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Keywords: Internet; Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders; Family relations; Students

ISSN: ISSN 2519-0652

EISSN: ISSN 2519-9110


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