Gender, Grade and Personality Differences in Internet Addiction and Positive Psychological Health among Chinese College StudentsQian Da*
Department of Centre for Psychological Health and Education, Sichuan University, China
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- Qian Dai
Department of Center for Psychological Health and Education
Sichuan University, China
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Received date: November 23, 2016; Accepted date: December 13, 2016; Published date: December 20, 2016
Citation: Dai Q (2016) Gender, Grade and Personality Differences in Internet Addiction and Positive Psychological Health among Chinese College Students. Primary Health Care 6:248. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000248
Copyright: © 2016 Dai Q. 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.
The purpose of this research is to investigate the prevalence of internet addiction and positive psychological health among Chinese college students and to explore the relationship of positive psychological health and internet addiction. A total number of 811 university students (the mean age: 19.70 years) who completed a on line survey that included the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and PERMA scale. According to results, internet addiction was different between grade and personality and psychological health was different in gender and personality. Students with higher levels of internet addiction are more likely to be low in positive psychological health. The results indicated that positive psychological health was affected by Internet addiction negatively; and provided a better understanding on the positive psychological interventions in reduce internet addiction among Chinese college students.