The Issue of Virtual Drugs in the Sample of Students of Masaryk University

Project Identification
MUNI/41/012/2009
Project Period
1/2009 - 12/2009
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Masaryk University
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
Keywords
Questionnaire, gambling, internet, attitudes, prevention, study, university, university student, virtual drug, dependence

Virtual drugs and dependence on them is one of the new social phenomena. Their occurrence is in connection with the growing use of modern communication technologies upward trend, even among the adult population. The project aims to map the situation in the sample of students Masaryk University Brno, in this segment of people has not yet been comprehensively studied in detail. It will be used in an anonymous interview techniques, data will be electronically collected and statistically analyzed. Based on the results of the evaluation of the situation at Masaryk University and, if necessary, appropriate preventive measures proposed.

Results

Virtual drugs and dependence on them is one of the new social phenomena. Their occurrence is related to increasing use of modern communication technologies, the rising trend, even among adults. Using an anonymous questionnaire of 21 items were addressed and the 2475 full-time students from all 9 faculties of Masaryk University. Questions were focused on the game machines, computer or game console, the use of mobile phones, Internet, gambling, eating disorders, financial loans, internet banking. Another set of questions charted the reasons which led respondents to one of the activities described, their availability, attitudes towards selected potentially hazardous behavior. It has been guided leisure counseling and therapeutic services regarding patological dependencies, views on the importance of the inclusion of virtual drugs problems into teaching at MU.

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