Aim: Present research was conducted to study
the Personality Correlates, Emotional Intelligence
among Late Adolescents with Internet Addiction
Method: 30 samples who have moderate to severe
internet addiction, between age group 17 to 22 of mixed
gender with higher secondary education were selected
using Purposive Sampling technique from reputed
university of India, Lucknow. They were screened
through Internet Addiction Test developed by Dr.
Kimberley Young in 1998. Samples with IAT scores
below average, having learning disability or any
kind of psychopathology were excluded from the study.
Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)
developed by Raymond B. Catell in 1949 and
Multidimensional Self-Report Emotional Intelligence
Scale-Revised (MSREIS-R) developed by Pandey and
Anand in 2008 were administered to assess the
personality correlates and emotional intelligence among
late adolescents with internet addiction. Results:
Participants with IA showed higher frequencies of
personality disorders (29.6%) compared to those without
IA (9.3%; p < .001). In males with IA, Cluster C
personality disorders were more prevalent than among
non-addicted males. Compared to participants who had
IA only, lower rates of remission of IA were found
among participants with IA and additional cluster B
personality disorder. Personality disorders were
significantly associated with IA in multivariate analysis.
Discussion and conclusion: Comorbidity of IA and
personality disorders along with emotional intelligence.
Must be considered in prevention and treatment.
Keywords : Late Adolescents, Personality Correlates, Internet Addiction, Emotional Intelligence.