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ERIC Number: EJ944927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
An Examination of Predictor Variables for Problematic Internet Use
Bulut Serin, Nerguz
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v10 n3 p54-62 Jul 2011
This study examines problematic Internet use among university students in terms of gender, while also gauging the impact of personality traits, life satisfaction and loneliness variables on problematic Internet use. A total of 411 university students studying Education in North Cyprus participated in the study. The participants were selected using quota sampling; 64 percent (n=263) of the participants were female and 36 percent (n=148) were male. Data was collected using the Online Cognition Scale (OCS), UCLA Loneliness Scale, Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS) and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised-Abbreviated Form (EPQR-A), and was analysed using "t-Test" and multiple regression methods. Findings suggest that problematic Internet use shows significant variation depending on gender. Predictor variables (neuroticism, extraversion, psychoticism, lie, life satisfaction, and loneliness) meaningfully predict problematic Internet use. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale