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ERIC Number: EJ962675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
An Investigation of the Problematic Internet Use of Teacher Candidates Based on Personality Types, Shyness and Demographic Factors
Ozturk, Ebru; Kaymak Ozmen, Suna
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n4 p1799-1808 Aut 2011
Researches proved that a new psychological disorder of problematic Internet use was associated with individual characteristics as loneliness, shyness, anxiety, depression, personality type, and self-cognition. But there appears to be little consensus about Problematic Internet Use disorder. Consequently the aim of study was to investigate correlation between Problematic Internet Use and individual characteristics. The research was carried out in Kafkas University, department of Turkish Education, elementary science education, classroom teaching, psychological counseling and guidance and early childhood education with 453 students. Problematic Internet Use Scale, The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and Shyness Scale were administered to the study. In conclusion as a result of the research carried out, it was determined that there was a significant relationship between gender and department and this effect on the duration of the weekly Internet use and problematical Internet use, but that location Internet was connected to did not have any effect on problematical Internet use. While there was no significant relationship between class levels, there was a significant relationship between the age at which Internet was initially used and the lower dimension of excessive problematical Internet use. When problematical Internet use was examined for change dependent on the Internet use objectives, it was determined that students that played on-line games, chatted on the Internet and downloaded programs from the Internet were more liable to problematical Internet use. When it was examined whether personality types (lying, extraversion, neuroticism, introversion, psychosis) and shyness were precursors to problematical Internet use it was seen that, lying neuroticism and social benefit and Internet's negative effects were significant predictors of problematical Internet use and excessive use. In conclusion of the research it was seen that extraversion and psychosis were not predictors both in terms of problematical Internet use total points and also lower dimensions as well.
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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: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Eysenck Personality Inventory