Stress and Internet Addiction among Sophomore College Students taking Financial Management: A Correlational Study

Frederick Edward T. Fabella

Abstract


This study focused on the relationship between the level of stress and degree of Internet addiction of sophomore college students taking Financial Management at the San Mateo Municipal College, Rizal, Philippines enrolled during the first semester of school year 2016-2017. Out of a total of population of 86 students, 74 respondents were taken as the sample. An adaptation of the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory non-adult (1967) and an adaptation of the Internet Addiction Test by Young (1998) were used as the research instruments. It was found that the mean stress score for both males and females was 184.56 which is described as at moderate risk of illness. The Internet addiction mean score for both males and females was 52.93 which is described as Internet use is causing occasional or frequent problems. A computed Pearson r value of .16 indicated a slight positive correlation between the respondents’ level of stress and Internet addiction. However, because this value is less than the critical value of 0.235, this correlation was found to be not significant.


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