6.4% of college students have Internet addiction
The third Pan-Asia-Pacific Mental Health Symposium ends today.
At this seminar, Professor Qian Mingyi’s research on Internet addiction among college students from the Department of Psychology of Peking University attracted attention.
Professor Qian conducted spot tests on nearly 500 undergraduates in 12 universities in Beijing. The results showed that a certain proportion of Internet addicts existed in college students, accounting for 6.4% of the subjects.
According to the 7th statistics of China Internet Information Center on the development of China’s Internet in January 2001, according to the total number of Internet users has reached 22.5 million, 56% of Internet users are under 24 years old, and Beijing is the region with the most Internet users.
Professor Qian Mingyi’s sampling in Beijing universities found that most of the college students’ Internet access was used for work and study or chatting with netizens, followed by entertainment such as sending and receiving emails, games, and film and television music.
Few people spend time participating in online competition.
The time each student used the computer or the Internet each week showed a positive correlation with Internet addiction. There was no necessary connection between the addiction and the number of years of using the computer or the Internet, or even a negative correlation.
Many scholars at home and abroad believe that the phenomenon of Internet addiction is particularly similar to the phenomenon of competition, which is a conflict of behaviors without intoxicants.
There are reports abroad that summarize the basic psychological characteristics of cyberspace, including: limited perceptual experience, flexible and anonymous personal identity, equal parts, transcending spatial boundaries, extension and concentration of time, permanent records, and a large number of easy to establishInterpersonal relationships, fantastic experiences and black hole experiences.
Studies have shown that internet addicts use the internet an average of 38.5 hours per week, while non-addicts only have 4.9 hours; 83% of internet addicts develop symptoms within one year of using the internet;78% of them are using chat rooms, online games and newsgroups, which focus on two-way communication. Most non-addicts go online for work or study. They use the Internet as a tool. Internet addicts generally useThe Internet has a moderate or severe impact on their studies, relationships, economic status, and careers, but the dangers of Internet addiction to the body are widespread.
Professor Qian came to a similar diagram in a recent survey with this student.
Professor Qian said that although Internet addiction has not been included in the diagnostic system as a formally defined disease, many clinical psychologists at home and abroad have encountered a considerable number of cases in their daily work, and 94% of themInterviewing doctors believe that the actual incidence of Internet addiction is much higher than the number of clinical visits.
In an interview, Professor Cui Junnan of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical College said in the past few years that he has seen some college and high school students using computer or Internet addiction, and has treated two such patients.
He said that those who are introverted, encounter difficulties in interpersonal communication, and have conflicts in family interests and happiness or parental discipline methods are most likely to become online arrests.
When explaining the type of people who are easily addicted to the Internet, Professor Qian gave a general characteristic: those who seek higher social needs, those who have more serious social worries, may encounter relative difficulties in real-life interactions.Extreme difficulties, and the special nature of the network’s anonymity and limited sensory contact make them easy to succeed in online social.
This ease of online social networking and constant setbacks in real life are bound to lead to more repeated online behaviors.
Individuals with a severe degree of Internet addiction also have significantly higher levels of social anxiety, shame, and polygraph dimensions than normal Internet users, and have significantly higher levels of depression than normal people.
Internet addiction may reflect an individual’s inherent mental health problems from some perspectives.