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The Role of Social Skills in Medical Students' Internet Addiction through the Mediation of Self-efficacy
Farideh Dakhili , Abdol Majid Bahrainian , Hojjatollah Farahani
Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran , majid.bahrainian@gmail.com
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Introduction: Considering the prevalence of Internet addiction and its negative consequences and the importance of social skills and self-efficacy, the present study was conducted to determine the role of social skills in Internet addiction of medical students through self-efficacy.
Methods: The present study was a descriptive-correlation of structural equations. The statistical population of this study included all male and female medical students of Tehran Azad University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2018-2019, from which 120 qualified volunteers were selected by convenience sampling. The research instruments were Keramati's (2007) Social Skills Questionnaire, Scherer et al. (1982) General Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and Young's (1999) Internet Addiction. Structural modeling, partial least squares algorithm (PLS), and software (SPSS) version 24 were used to analyze the data.
Results: Mean and standard deviation of social skills variables were 45.33 ± 8.010, self-efficacy was 59.28 ± 13.487 and internet addiction was 82.16 ± 18.867. The results showed that there was a direct and significant relationship between social skills with Internet addiction (r = -0.492) and self-efficacy with Internet addiction (r = -0.463) (P <0.01). The results also showed that self-efficacy plays a mediating role in the relationship between social skills and students' Internet addiction.
Conclusion: Considering the effect of social skills and self-efficacy on medical students 'Internet addiction, it seems that by strengthening social skills and self-efficacy, medical students' Internet addiction can be reduced.
Keywords: Social skills, internet, self-efficacy, Medical Students.
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/11/16 | Accepted: 2021/01/29 | Published: 2021/01/29
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Dakhili F, Bahrainian A M, Farahani H. The Role of Social Skills in Medical Students' Internet Addiction through the Mediation of Self-efficacy. 3 JNE. 2021; 9 (6) :1-10
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