Document Type : Research Paper
BA. in counseling, Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, Iran
Instructor of Islamic Azad University, Branch of Behbahan, Behbahan, Iran
MS. in health care services, Department of health care management, Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, Iran
Ph.D. student in psychology, Islamic Azad University, Branch of Torbat-e-Heydarieh, Young Researchers Club, Torbat-e-Heydarie, Iran
Introduction: Today, the internet has an extensive position among young users that can provide the field to destroy the health of feelings and emotions and finally the spirit and soul of people. One of the objectives of this study is to investigate the relationship between internet addiction with loneliness and general health in female students.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a descriptive-correlational research. The statistical population included all female students of Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences. From this population, 100 female students were selected randomly and the subjects answered the questionnaire of internet addiction, loneliness and general health. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics, Pearson method and SPSS 22 software.
Results:The findings showed that there is a relationship between internet addiction and general health. There is also a relationship between internet addiction and general health. There is a relationship between internet addiction and loneliness and also a relationship between loneliness and general health. In other words, as students have more internet addiction, their general health is at more risk and they feel lonelier.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that teaching the appropriate use of new technologies like the internet and how to cope with loneliness to students is necessary.