Simple and Multiple Relationship between Impulsivity, Perceived Stress and Happiness with Internet Addiction in Iranian Facebook Users Aged 15 to 28



Introduction: The purpose of the study was to explore the simple and multiple relationships of impulsivity, perceived stress and happiness to predict internet addiction in Iranian teenagers and young people users.
Method: This was a correlation study. Statistical sample included all teenagers and young people internet users (aged 15 to 28) who have used Facebook from October to November in 2014. Participants were 478 users who voluntarily completed the Young Internet Addiction Questionnaire, Barratt Impulsivity Scale, Cohen Perceived Stress Scale and Oxford Happiness Scale. Data were analyzed by multiple regression analysis Model.
Results: Findings show that there’s a significant and positive relationship between motor subscale and disorganization subscale with Internet addiction in the dimensions of impulsivity, but cognitive impulsivity subscale has no significant relationship with Internet addiction. Perceived stress has a positive and happiness has a significant and negative relationship with Internet addiction. Motor and disorganized subscale, perceived stress and happiness could predict internet addiction significantly in a predictive model.
Discussion and Conclusion: The results showed that lack of program and high stress along with low happiness lead to Internet addiction. Theoretical and practical implication of the findings is discussed.