The study assessed the level of internet addiction exists among students of AMA Computer Colleges in Region III, Philippines and identified internet addiction management practices as strategies to address the problem, to lessen if not to eliminate, to prevent or cure level of internet addiction that exists. The descrip-tive-analysis method of research was utilized. A total of one thousand five hun-dred fifteen student-respondents and one hundred fifty-eight administrator-respondents participated in the study. The researcher found out that there is a severe addiction level described as Often. There is a severe dependence on the internet as reflected in the internet addiction mean test scores of the student-respondents. There is a significant relationship between the level of internet ad-diction and the perceived level of implementation of the internet addiction man-agement practices. There is a significant relationship between the internet addic-tion test scores and the perceived level of implementation of the internet addic-tion management practices. Overall findings conclude that there was a significant very strong negative relationship between the level of internet addiction and internet addiction test scores of student-respondents and the perceived level of implementation of internet addiction management practices of administrator-respondents; hence, the negative relationship indicates that as the intensity of the perceived level of implementation increases, the level of internet addiction and internet addiction test scores among student-respondents decreases. This study is expected to provide a worthy contribution to the institution and to international literature on internet addiction; the result can be used in providing solution, actions and remedies to lessen if not to eliminate addiction in Internet usage.
Administrators, Students, Internet addiction, Intervention Strategies, Management Practices
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