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ERIC Number: ED561172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
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Prediction of Internet Addiction of University Students Based on Various Variables
Yilmaz, Fatma Gizem Karaoglan; Yilmaz, Ramazan; Teker, Necmettin; Keser, Hafize
Online Submission, World Journal on Educational Technology v6 n1 p75-87 2014
That internet is developing fast and its cost is becoming cheaper rapidly increases the number of people using this technology. Although internet provides miscellaneous benefits for the users, it also causes them to encounter certain difficulties. Particularly, those young people, who leave their families to study at a university spend most of their time on the internet because of such personal and social problems as having low satisfaction from life, having social anxiety, not being able to communicate or establish relationships and feeling lonely. And this could lead to internet addiction in young people. The aim of this study is to discuss the internet addiction levels of freshmen and sophomores at university within the scope of educational theories and to predict addiction according to various variables. Survey method is used in the study. The study was carried out on 329 freshmen and sophomores studying at economics, science teaching, primary school mathematics education, primary school teaching and social sciences teaching departments of Bartin University in the second term of 2012-2013 academic year. As an end of the study, factors that cause to internet addiction and what can be done to remove these factors are discussed within theoretical framework.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey