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ERIC Number: EJ1140657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-905X
The Relationship between Cyber-Loafing and Internet Addiction
Keser, Hafize; Kavuk, Melike; Numanoglu, Gulcan
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, v11 n1 p37-42 2016
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between preservice teachers' internet addiction level and cyber-loafing activities. This study was conducted as a survey study. Participants of the study was Computer Education and Instructional Technology department students (n = 139) at Ankara University. "Cyber loafing activity Scale" originally developed by Blanchard and Henle (2008), adopted to Turkish by Kalayci (2010) and updated by Yasar (2013) and "Internet Addiction Scale" developed by Sahin and Korkmaz (2011) was used as data collection instruments. To analyze the data descriptive statistics, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis H, and Spearman Rho Correlation coefficients was used. There were significant differences between the gender groups both in cyber-loafing activities and internet addiction levels. Male preservice teacher had higher internet addiction levels and cyber-loafing activity scores in average. However there were not significant differences between different groups based on grade level, period of internet usage, perceived internet ability, both for cyber-loafing activities and internet addiction levels. There were a moderate positive relationships between internet addiction and individual cyber-loafing, and search cyber-loafing. There were also a small positive relationships between internet addiction and social cyber-loafing. There was not a significant relationship between internet addiction and news cyber-loafing.
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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 (Ankara)
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