Author: Maryam Iftikhar
Supervisor: Shahnila Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between self control, narcissistic tendencies and internet addiction among adolescents.
It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship
between self-control, narcissistic tendencies and internet addiction among
adolescents. Cross sectional research design and convenient sampling
technique was used to collect the data of 100 adolescents (50 boys and 50
girls) with the age range from 15 to 19 years from different educational
institutes. To assess the self-control, Brief Self-Control Scale (Maloney,
Grawitch & Barber, 2012), to measure narcissistic tendencies Narcissistic
Personality Inventory (NPI-16) (Ames, Rose & Anderson, 2006) and to
assess internet addiction short version of Young’s Internet Addiction Test
(Pawlikowski, Altstötter-Gleich, & Brand, 2013) were used. The data were
analyzed by using Pearson product moment correlation, independent
sample t-test and One Way ANOVA. Research results proved that there
was a positive relationship between self-control, narcissistic tendencies
and internet addiction among adolescents. Gender differences were also
found in self-control, narcissistic tendencies and internet addiction among
adolescents. Present research findings help the parents and therapist in
revealing different contributing and maintain factors and helps the
adolescent in getting back to normal functioning.
Keywords: Self-Control, Narcissistic Tendencies, Internet Addiction.
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