The objective of the research was to investigate the effect of the internet addiction on sleep quality in university students.
Materials and Methods. The sample of the study consisted of the students who were studying in Erzincan Binali Yildirim University, 2017-2018 academic year (n=419). The study data were collected using the Personal Information Form, the Young Internet Addiction Questionnaire-Short Form and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Analysis of the data was performed using percentile, averages, and Pearson correlation analysis.
Results. The average age of the adolescents participated in the study was 20.54±1.92; 65.6% were female. Adolescents' Young İnternet Addiction Test total score average was 26.58±8.96 and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index total score average was 6.51±2.99. A positive and statistically significant (26.2%) correlation was found between the Young İnternet Addiction Test total score and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index total score of the adolescents.
Conclusions. Internet addiction disrupts sleep quality in university students and causes sleep disorders.
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