Personality as a Predictor of Internet Addiction and Psychological Well-being in Young Adults

Author: Maria Jafar

Supervisor: Fatima Kamran, PhD

Degree: BS

Year: 2012-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the predictors of internet addiction and psychological well-being of young adults. The sample for the current research study comprised of N = 176 with 96 male (54.5 %) and 80female (45.5 %). Data was collected from the public and private sector universities of Lahore. Information on the demographic sheet was inquired using demographic information questionnaire, The Big Five Inventory (BFI-10) (Rammstedt & John, 2007), Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT) (Young, 1998) and Psychological Well- Being Scale (PWB) (Ed Diener & Robert Biswas-Diener, January 2009) were used to assess the personality, internet addiction and psychological well-being of the participants. And through this the relationship was assessed. Results indicated that personality had non-significant relationship with internet addiction. There was no prediction of personality, internet addiction and psychological well-being. Furthermore results found that Internet addiction was negatively correlated with psychological well-being. The study had important implications in helpful in understanding the effect of internet addiction on the wellbeing of young adults.

Keywords: Personality, Internet Addiction, Psychological Well-Being.

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