International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2017)

Internet Addiction and Impulsivity- A Comparative Study Between Male and Female Hosteliers of Aligarh Muslim University

Authors: Muzafar Hussain Kawa Mohd Ilyas Khan Mehrnaz Dehgan Rizwan Hassan Bhat Suhail Ahmad Bhat Armeen Khan

Pages: 128-133


The present study is an attempt to assess internet addiction and impulsivity among Male and Female Hosteliers of Aligarh Muslim University. The sample in the study consisted of one hundred university students out of which 53 were males and 47 were females who were selected on the purposive basis from different male and female hostels of Aligarh Muslim University. Young’s Internet Addiction Scale (IAT), Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) and Demographic Data sheet were used to collect research data from informants. The obtained data were analysed by frequency method, Pearson correlation method and t-test. The results showed that the male Hosteliers experienced more internet addiction and impulsivity as compared to the female Hosteliers and a significant positive correlation was found between internet addiction and impulsivity among them.