Evaluating the predictive role of Sensation seeking and brain-behavioral systems ‎in internet addiction among Azad university of Mashhad’s students ‎

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral ‎Sciences Research Center, Ibn-e-Sina Hospital, faculty of medicine, Mashhad University Of Medical Sciences, ‎Mashhad, Iran, ‎

2 Associate Professor of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. the Department of ‎Psychology,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran‎

3 Assistant professor. Department of Education, Islamic Azad University. Torbat-e-Jam Branch. ‎Torbat-e-Jam. Iran

4 clinical psychology, Torbat-e-Jam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Torbat-e-Jam, Iran.‎

5 Department of Psychiatry, Ibn-e-Sina Hospital, faculty of ‎medicine, Mashhad University Of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, ‎


‎ The Internet is one of the most powerful tools of development in the contemporary world, but ‎excessive use of the Internet will cause Internet addiction. this article examines the prediction of Internet addiction on the ‎basis of sensation seeking and brain-behavioral systems among Azad University of Mashhad’s ‎students

Material and method
A correlation with regression analysis research has been performed on 92 Students of Azad University of ‎Mashhad, including 44 male and 48 female during 2016 .All students completed the research questionnaire ‎including; demographic characteristics data,young internet addiction, Zuckerman's sensation seeking and brain-‎behavioral systems. Data were then analyzed using spss software.‎

Findings showed that there is a correlation between the addiction to the Internet and the components of ‎female student’s brain-behavioral systems, including drive, searching for entertainment, behavioral ‎activation system (BAS), behavioral inhibition system (BIS) but this correlation was not significant and there ‎is only a positive relationship with the response to reward component. No significant relationships ‎between these components have been found among male students. The correlation between Internet ‎addiction and sensation seeking has been significant and positive and this correlation between internet ‎addiction and disinhibition component was significant and negative,while the correlation coefficient ‎between Internet addiction and boredom susceptibility and experience seeking components was not ‎meaningful.‎

‎ Based on the results, there was a direct and significant relationship between internet addiction and ‎sensation seeking although this relationship was a little bit weaker in relation to the role of brain-‎behavioral systems, despite being related


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