NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ954956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Affecting Factors and Outcome on Intermittent Internet Pulling Behavior in Taiwan's Undergraduate Students
Yang, Hui-Jen; Lay, Yun-Long
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v45 n3 p339-357 2011
Nowadays people's lives heavily rely on Internet facilities. Internet users generally have constant Internet connectivity and intermittently click on sites they want to access even amidst studying or working. In this study, we sought to examine the factors affecting intermittent Internet pulling behavior on undergraduate students. Furthermore, the relationship between intermittent Internet pulling behavior and academic achievement was also investigated. We surveyed 508 undergraduate students by questionnaire to elicit data. The results found prior network experience, peer influence, and curiosity have separate effects on intermittent Internet pulling behavior, but the network efficacy does not significantly affect intermittent Internet pulling behavior. Additionally, intermittent Internet pulling behavior has a negative influence on academic achievement. Some implications for research and practice are also highlighted in this study. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. 26 Austin Avenue, P.O. Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701. Tel: 800-638-7819; Tel: 631-691-1270; Fax: 631-691-1770; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan