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ERIC Number: EJ1185397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2254-7339
Digital Media Behavior of School Students: Abusive Use of the Internet
García-Umaña, Andrés; Tirado-Morueta, Ramón
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v7 n2 p140-147 Jul 2018
The increase in the use of information technologies encompasses all educational and social issues, even changing intergenerational skills. It is considered that the most conditioned to this effect are adolescents and young people. This research is a literary review of various studies on addiction and Internet abuse and presents relevant results of the situation of college students and their level of Internet use. The study was developed in seven educational units of Ecuador, with a sample of n = 773 students (53.6% men and 46.4% women). An instrument with sufficient validation guarantees (a 0.94) has been applied, verified by means of a factorial analysis of main components, which determined two study factors in the use of the Internet and loss of control and interference with life. Through a statistical treatment (Pearson) a good correlation was established (0,62) between the two study dimensions, which is a concern in the educational field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador
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