Internet Addiction and Automatic Thoughts among Young Adults
Keywords:Internet Addiction; Automatic Thought Process; Young Adults.
AbstractIndia is a country of Youth and the development of any nation depends upon the talent the youth population carries. The parents and all stakeholders must inculcate the values and manners to make them resilient and mindful. The present study examines the relationship between Internet Addiction and Automatic Thought Processes among Young Adults. A total sample of 200 young adults was recruited and further equally divided into two groups based on gender. The data was collected from undergraduate young adults studying in arts, commerce, and science stream in various colleges of Hisar, Haryana. The tools used for the study were Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and Automatic Thought Questionnaire (ATQ). The findings of the study reveal that there is a positive correlation between internet addiction and automatic thoughts (Negative). It is concluded that internet addiction leads to negative thoughts and negative thoughts also trigger internet addiction.
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