Internet usage and the effects towards students of private institutions Emotional Well-Being (EWB) / Che Nur Amalina S. Che Zainal … [et al.]

Che Zainal, Che Nur Amalina S. and Amat @ Adnin, Norfarahin and Raja Abdullah, Raja Rosemawati and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Asyraf and Bahari, Shazni (2021) Internet usage and the effects towards students of private institutions Emotional Well-Being (EWB) / Che Nur Amalina S. Che Zainal … [et al.]. In: E-Proceeding for Asian Conference on Business, Economics and Social Science (ACBESS) 2021. Center for Islamic Philanthropy and Social Finance (CIPSF), Alor Gajah, p. 52.


The direction of the correlation between Internet use and emotional well-being is debatable. Young adults face different stressors in their transition to college. Negative emotions such as stress can emerge from the demands they face. This paper analyses the effects of internet usage on the Emotional Well-Being (EWB) among students in private institutions in the Klang Valley. Nowadays, internet usage has become an important tool for social interaction, information, and entertainment. This worldwide situation resulted in the increment on internet users throughout the year especially among youngsters including in Malaysia. Indeed, Malaysia stands out as a developing country with the fourth-highest proportion of digital natives in the world. The researcher conducted a behavioral study, characterized as explanatory-descriptive, by applying a questionnaire survey adopted from Emotional Well Being Scale (EWBS) to collect data to a group of 150 private university students from both Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA (KUPTM) and International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW). Our findings suggest that the internet usage resulted in both positive and negative emotional well-being. Type of Internet use, indicator of well-being, quality of Internet use measure, and participants age and gender were among the indicators that may affect the overall results of the study.


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Che Zainal, Che Nur Amalina S.
Amat @ Adnin, Norfarahin
Raja Abdullah, Raja Rosemawati
Abdul Rahman, Mohd Asyraf
Bahari, Shazni
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Affection. Feeling. Emotion > Emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence testing
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication > Web servers. Internet
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus
Page Range: p. 52
Keywords: Internet usage; Emotional Well-Being (SWB); Students; Private institution
Date: 2021
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