It has been found that college students’ job-seeking stress is directly related to their Internet addiction.
Professor Jang Soo-mi at the Department of Social Welfare of Cheongju University published a survey report on January 27 via the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs. A poll on addictive behaviors such as indulgence in the Internet and drinking was answered by 446 university juniors and seniors nationwide, 288 being male and 158 being female.
The survey was carried out by using the stress measurement indices developed by Cornell University and the Internet addiction diagnosis method of the National Information Society Agency. The respondents themselves scored three to five for each of the questions.
As a result, 17.9%, or 80 of the respondents were diagnosed as addicted to the Internet. 8.3% and 9.6% of the group were highly and potentially addicted, respectively. 78 out of the surveyed revealed severe alcohol-related problems too, and only 36.5% of them showed no such symptoms. The professor also employed the path analysis method to find that those with higher job-seeking stress are more likely to be addicted to the Internet.