Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 1953–1960 | Cite as

The Association Between Muslim Religiosity and Internet Addiction Among Young Adult College Students

  • Mohammad NadeemEmail author
  • Muhammad Ayub Buzdar
  • Muhammad Shakir
  • Samra Naseer
Original Paper


The major focus of this research was to investigate the effects of religiosity factor on internet addiction among young adults enrolled at college level. We adopted two instruments to gather the information including OK-religious attitude scale for Muslims developed and used by Ok, Uzeyir, and Internet Addiction Test prepared by Widyanto and McMurran. In total, 800 Muslim college students enrolled in four colleges at graduate level of southern Punjab Pakistan were chosen through multi-phase sampling. The subscales revealed more than .76 Cronbach alpha coefficients. The outcomes expressed positive role in case of DE conversion in world faith toward internet indications, whereas intrinsic religious orientations remained beneficial in decreasing internet usage. Students’ anti-religion subscale demonstrates higher increase in becoming of internet addict; however, intrinsic religious orientations show significant decrease in using internet. Similarly, DE conversion in world faith view and Anti-Religion Scale indicate students’ significant contributions in expecting them being internet addict. The study determines that the religiosity factor considerably illuminate the variances in developing internet addiction among the Muslim college adults with the direct effect of intrinsic religious orientation and indirect effect of anti-religion aspect.


Religion Religiosity Internet Young adults College students 


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Conflict of interest

The authors certify that they have no financial or non-financial conflict of interest with any organization related with the contents and subject of this paper.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in the current study including data collection from the human participants were in accordance with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

All the research participants were informed about the objectives and procedure of the study. The data were collected after acquiring their informed consent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Government S.E. College BahawalpurBahawalpurPakistan
  2. 2.Department of EducationGovernment College University FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  3. 3.The Islamia University of BahawalpurBahawalpurPakistan
  4. 4.University of Agriculture FaisalabadVehariPakistan

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