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The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Social Support and Hopefulness (Case Study: Qom Azad University Students in Educational Year of 91-92)

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This study aimed to determine the relationship between social support and hope with Internet addiction. The sample consisted of 376 patients (203 male and 173 female) students of Islamic Azad University, Qom years 91-92 of the 8951 patients randomly selected, the design of this research is a correlation tool of social support questionnaires hope Snyder and Yang Internet, which Stability and reliability is located at an appropriate level, the data obtained by using descriptive statistics and Pearson and Spearman correlation and regression analysis. With investigating the findings, Internet addiction relationship with two was variable significant found. Results Table shows the Pearson correlation coefficient between Internet addiction and the total score of social support which suggests a significant relationship at 95% confidence between the two variables in the subjects studied between addiction to Internet and total score suggests a significant relationship Internet, therefore, tangible support (social support subscale) and hope predict their Internet addiction.
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  • Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran
  • Department of Psychology, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran
  • Department of Psychology, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh,
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