Social Self-Efficacy and its Relationship to Loneliness and Internet Addiction among Hashemite University Students

Ahmad M. Gazo, Ahmad M. Mahasneh, Mohammed H. Abood, Faten A. Muhediat


The present study investigates the relationship between social self-efficacy, loneliness and internet addiction among Hashemite University students. It defines the level of social self-efficacy, and whether there are statistically significant differences by gender, academic specialization and academic level; and defines the levels of loneliness and internet addiction. The purposive sample consisted of (618) students at Hashemite University. The Social Self-efficacy, Loneliness and Internet Addiction Scales were used. The results show that the level of social self-efficacy was medium, with statistically significant differences in the level of social self-efficacy attributed to students by gender in favor of male students, and in the level of social self-efficacy by academic level in favor  of second-year students. The level of loneliness was medium, as was the level of internet addiction. There was a negative correlation between social self-efficacy and loneliness and internet addiction, and a positive correlation between loneliness and internet addiction.

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