Internet Addiction among Secondary School Students in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, Malaysia

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Internet Addiction among Secondary School Students in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, Malaysia

H. Hanisshya1, Z.M. Lukman2, R. Normala3, C. Azlini4, M.Y. Kamal5

1,2,3,4,5Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract— Internet usage which proliferated rapidly has made the millennials, especially students, become more addicted to it. This is a perturbative topic that needed to be tackled. Hence, a study is conducted involving secondary school students in Pasir Mas, Kelantan in order to observe the level of internet dependency among them. A total of 352 students from the age of 13 until 19 years old are selected as respondents. This study uses descriptive analysis by reporting the results of the study in the form of frequency and percentage to determine the level of internet dependency among local students. The research instrument in the form of an Internet Addiction Test questionnaire is modified by a researcher from the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and is used to obtain an internet addiction score. The results showed that 352 students had experienced internet addiction, but at different levels. The moderate level of internet addiction is recorded at 72 percent and only 4 percent of students had experienced high internet addiction. Therefore, the problem of internet addiction cannot be remaining open and hanging because, in the long run, it is possible for students in Pasir Mas to experience a high level of addiction, thereby negatively affecting themselves. Therefore, researchers believe that it is the responsibility of all parties to ensure that the usage of the internet will not reach up to the addictive level. It should be scrutinized intricately to ensure that internet usage is more towards the positive side and not the other way around.

Keywords— Internet Addiction, Secondary School, Student, Pasir Mas, Kelantan

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