Correlates of Value-orientation among Adolescents: Role of Internet Addiction and Demographic Variables
The present study was planned to explore the role of the internet in value-orientation among adolescents along the role of different demographic variables that is number of Facebook friends, peer interaction, and religiosity. For the current study, cross-sectional and survey method was used for data collection. Convenience sampling was used for sample selection. Portrait Value Questionnaire and Internet Addiction Scale were used for data collection from the sample of 500 adolescents (302 girls & 198 boys) with age range 16-22 years. Findings showed that those who were addicted to the internet scored higher on hedonism value-orientation as compared to those adolescents who were not addicted to the internet. Moreover, peer interaction also positively correlated with universalism and hedonism value-orientation among adolescents. Further, religiosity negatively correlated with internet addiction and the number of Facebook friends positively related to internet addiction among adolescents. Findings were discussed and implications were suggested.