Academic Stress and Internet Addiction among Adolescents: Solution Focused Social Interest Programme as Treatment Option
Afusat Olanike Busari*
Faculty of Education, Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
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- Afusat Olanike Busari
Faculty of Education, Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
E-mail: d[email protected]
Received date: June 28, 2016; Accepted date: July 23, 2016; Published date: July 29, 2016
Citation: Busari AO (2016) Academic Stress and Internet Addiction among Adolescents: Solution Focused Social Interest Programme as Treatment Option. J Ment Disord Treat 2:114. doi:10.4172/2471-271X.1000114
Copyright: © 2016 Busari AO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study investigated effects of Solution - Focused Social Interest programme (SFSI) on academic stress and internet addiction among older adolescents. 120 (One Hundred and Twenty) Older adolescents from three polytechnic participated in this study. The research design adopted for this study was pre- post experimental design. Four research hypotheses were raised and answered in this study. One screening and two other instruments were used for data collection. Data collected in this study were analysed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The results obtained shows that there existed statistical significant main effect of treatment as evident in the post-test score of the participants. Again, the findings indicated that there was a significant interaction effect of gender on participants' academic stress and internet addiction. Moreover, the result revealed that there was a significant interaction effect of treatment of age on independent variables. The results obtained also shows statistical significant interaction effects of socio-economic status on independent variables. The implication of the findings indicated that Solution - Focused Social Interest programme was an effective therapy for the management of academic stress and internet addiction among older adolescents.