Abstract: The development of internet-based technologies that facilitate borderless and flexible connection has resulted in widespread and heavy usage of internet. The widespread and increased use of internet has also been closely related to modernization and urbanization of the society. However, there is an increasingly concerns with the use of internet among youths who are considered the catalyst for the growth of a particular nation. It is claimed that youths are becoming addicted to internet, resulting in an increased social problems that may disrupt the development of a nation. This study reports a survey research study that investigates the internet addiction among urban youths in Melaka. It is hypothesized that there are significant relationships between internet addiction and three independent variables, namely the age, types of settlement and types of personality. A set of questionnaire was designed and distributed to a sample of 100 respondents. Data were analyzed statistically using SPSS Version18. It was found that Internet addiction has significant relationship with the age and types of personality while it does not have significant relationship with the type of settlement. The findings also showed that youth between 20-24 years have the tendency to be categorised as high internet addiction. As such, attention should be given to this group of youths in order to minimise the negative impact of internet addiction.
Mohd Taib Dora, Safiah Sidek, Mahadi Abu Hassan, Sharulanuar Mohamed, Norliah Kudus, Fazurah Mustaffa and Muhammad Yasin Omar Mokhtar, 2017. Internet Addiction among Urban Youths in Melaka. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 16: 14-18.