Relationship between nursing students' levels of internet addiction, loneliness, and life satisfaction

Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2020 Jul;56(3):598-604. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12474. Epub 2020 Jan 22.


Purpose: This study examined nursing students' levels of Internet addiction, loneliness, and satisfaction with life.

Design and methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in included university involving 160 nursing students who completed an information form and the Internet addiction, UCLA Loneliness, and Satisfaction with Life Scales.

Findings: No significant correlation was found between students' Internet addiction, loneliness, and life satisfaction (P > .05). However, a significant positive correlation between loneliness and life satisfaction was observed (P < .05).

Practice implications: Measures to raise students' awareness of Internet addiction and social activities to enhance communication skills and life satisfaction should be planned.

Keywords: Internet addiction; loneliness and life satisfaction; nursing students.

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Internet Addiction Disorder*
  • Loneliness*
  • Male
  • Personal Satisfaction*
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • Young Adult