Internet addiction is a behavioural
addiction in which an individual becomes completely
reliant on the use of the Internet, or other related
devices. We can see that everyone around us is addicted
to the internet and that they are not aware of what is
happening around them. Without the internet, they feel
restless, bored, irritable and lonely. This created
interest to understand if there is a relationship between
variables such as loneliness, social support, and internet
addiction among adults. For this purpose convenience
sampling technique was used to collect data from 70
adults and Ex – Post Facto research design was used.
The tools used in the study were the Internet Addiction
Test (Young,1996), Multidimensional Scale of Perceived
Social Support (Zimet et al, 1988)and UCLA Loneliness
Scale (Russell et al,1978). Pearson’s Correlation was
used to assess the relationship between the variables.
Based on the results of the SPSS analysis, it was found
that there is no significant relationship between internet
addiction, Loneliness and perceived social support. The
results of this study can be helpful to understand
internet addiction among adults and also for people who
are in the field of mental health for future research.
Keywords : Loneliness, Internet Addiction, Social Support.