Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Pediatric and Neonates, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences,Isfahan, Iran


BACKGROUND: Today, the increasing process with the using internet is a kind of disease among
adolescents, especially in the COVID‑19 pandemic. The activities such as learning–educational
process and online games will become one of the problems for families. This study aimed to
determine the relationship between internet addiction and parent–child relationships in high school
girls in Isfahan.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive‑correlational study was conducted in girls’ high school
in Isfahan, Iran. One hundred and sixty students and one of their parents had participated through
cluster sampling method. They filled out the Young Internet Addiction Questionnaire and the Fine
et al.’s Child‑Parent Questionnaire (PCRS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tests
and Pearson correlation test. The significance level of the data was considered 0.05.
RESULTS: The mean score (standard deviation) of internet addiction was 52.15 (5.67). 62.5% of the
participants were not addicted to the use of the nternet. The mean score of the parent–child relationship
was 118.24 (85.35). The results of the Pearson correlation test show that there is a significant negative
correlation between parent–child relationships and Internet addiction in adolescent girls (P < 0.01).
CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, in the girl high school students who have a stronger parent–child
relationship, the rate of Internet dependence is lower. Due to the current situation of the COVID‑19
pandemic in terms of Internet addiction and the parent–child relationship, the present study can
help nurses, teachers, and educational planners to provide a suitable information for appropriate


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