Thesis Title: Internet Usage, Level of Frustration Intolerance and Academic Achievement in University Students
Author Name: Sara Amin Kahloon
Supervisor: Sumaira Ayub & Farah Malik, PhD
Department: Institute of Applied Psychology
University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The present research investigated the relationship between internet usage, level of frustration intolerance and academic achievement in university students. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between internet usage, level of frustration intolerance and academic achievement in university students. It was also hypothesized that Internet usage and level of frustration intolerance would likely to predict the academic achievement in university students. It was a correlational research design. A sample comprised of 181 university students (125 women and 56 men). The sample age range was 18- 26 years (M = 20.64, SD = 1.73). Data were collected from three public universities of Lahore including GCU, University of Education and Punjab University by employing convenient sampling technique. Urdu versions of Internet Addiction Test (Young, 2004), and Frustration Discomfort Scale (Harrington, 2005) were used. Academic achievement was measured through their percentage of marks in previous exam. The results of Pearson Product Moment Correlation showed non-significant relationship of internet usage and frustration intolerance with academic achievement. The results of Multiple Linear Regressions showed non-significant prediction of academic achievement by internet usage and frustration intolerance in university students. It was also revealed that there was positive relationship between internet usage and level of frustration intolerance. The findings of the present research are helpful for the educationists, psychologists, and teachers and parents so that they can pay attention to the frustrated students and give them awareness to control their frustration intolerance.
Internet usage, frustration intolerance, academic achievement, university students.