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Stankovska, Gordana; Angelkovska, Slagana; Grncarovska, Svetlana Pandiloska – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
The world is extensively changed by Social Networks Sites (SNSs) on the Internet. A large number of children and adolescents in the world have access to the internet and are exposed to the internet at a very early age. Most of them use the Social Networks Sites with the purpose of exchanging academic activities and developing a social network all…
Descriptors: Social Media, Interpersonal Relationship, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Owusu-Acheaw, M.; Larson, Agatha Gifty – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The study sought to assess students' use of social media and its effect on academic performance of tertiary institutions students in Ghana with a focus on Koforidua Polytechnic students. Questionnaire was used for collecting data. Out of one thousand five hundred and seventy-eight copies of the questionnaire distributed, one thousand five hundred…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Baran, Bahar; Kiliç, Eylem – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The purpose of this study is to analyze three separate constructs (demographics, study habits, and technology familiarity) that can be used to identify university students' characteristics and the relationship between each of these constructs with student achievement. A survey method was used for the current study, and the participants included…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, College Students, Study Habits, Technological Literacy
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Simsek, Eylem; Sali, Jale Balaban – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2014
How Internet addiction affects happiness of university students in terms of their cognitive and emotional resources was not adequately investigated. One of the inner resources of life satisfaction and happiness is defined as psychological capital (PsyCap), under the paradigm of positive psychology. PsyCap consists of four main sub-factors: hope,…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, College Students, Emotional Response
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Kuo, Yu-Chun – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This study investigated student interaction, satisfaction, and performance in accelerated online learning environments with the use of an online learning course-management system. The interactions assessed in this study included learner-learner interaction, learner-instructor interaction, and learner-content interaction. The participants were…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Acceleration (Education)
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Barnett, Barbara; Cothern, Katherine – Journal of International Students, 2011
This study covers the effects that social media use has on the daily lives of college students. More specifically, the current study focuses on college students' academic success, study habits, social interaction, and family interaction. Social media is a source of online tools that allow people from across the world to communicate with others.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Influence of Technology