Volume : IV, Issue : II, February - 2015

Social Anxiety and Impulsivity amongst Internet Addicts and Substance Users

Priyanka Kartari, Sagar Karia, Avinash Desousa, Nandlal Prajapati

Abstract :

Research has demonstrated that social anxiety and impulsivity is high among those with substance abuse and internet addiction but there is a dearth of studies that compare the two groups. The aim of the study was to compare impulsivity and social anxiety in Internet Addicts and Substance Users who are adolescents. The sample size was 20 adolescent participants from various educational background residing in Mumbai for each group. This was the first of its kind pilot study. It was noted that adolescents who are Substance Users score higher on impulsivity and social anxiety in comparison to adolescents who are Internet Addicts (p < 0.001). Further research among larger populations of adolescents in this area is warranted to validate the findings.

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Priyanka Kartari, Sagar Karia, Avinash Desousa, Nandlal Prajapati Social Anxiety and Impulsivity Amongst Internet Addicts and Substance Users Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 2 February 2015


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