A Study on Prevalence of Behavioural Addictions among College Students

  • K Abilash Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Keerthika Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Bharathi Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Addictions, Behavioural Addictions, Craving and Compulsion, Cell Phone usages, Loss of control, Internet addiction

Abstract

Background: Behavioural addictions is associated with an uncontrollable urge, loss of control, preoccupation with use and despite consequences. Aim: To study the prevalence of behavioural addictions among college students. Methods& Materials: 300 students are served as participants within the age group of 17 to 19 years. Behavioural addiction questionnaire is administered on 300 college students. Results: The pattern of behavioural addiction screening among college students revealed that the presence of high percentage of addictive use for Cell phone (28.6%), Shopping (22.4%), Internet (20.4%) and television (20.6%). There is significant difference between the behavioural addictions and dimensions of behavioural addictions (Craving, loss of control, compulsion and impact on others). Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between Eating Addiction and compulsion, Shopping addiction with dimensions of compulsion and impact on others, Sexual addiction with craving and loss of control, cell phone addiction and dimensions of craving, loss of control and impact on others, television addiction with craving, loss of control and impact on others, internet addiction with craving and impact on others.

Published
2019-04-02
How to Cite
Abilash, K., Keerthika, M., & Bharathi, S. (2019). A Study on Prevalence of Behavioural Addictions among College Students. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 6(4), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.34293/sijash.v6i4.350
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