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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dag, Funda – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the language equivalence and the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the "Web-Based Learning Platform Evaluation Scale" ("Web Tabanli Ögrenme Ortami Degerlendirme Ölçegi" [WTÖODÖ]) used in the selection and evaluation of web-based learning environments. Within this scope,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Genctanirim Kurt, Dilek – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to identify the factors in suicide risk among college students by examining the direct and indirect effects of drug use, internet addiction, gender, and alcohol use on suicide risk. The sample of the study is composed of 975 students studying at different faculties of Ahi Evran University during the academic year 2011-2012. They…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, College Students, Suicide, Drug Abuse
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Hummel, Eberhard; Fancovicová, Jana; Randler, Christoph; Ozel, Murat; Usak, Muhammet; Medina-Jerez, William; Prokop, Pavol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Birds are one of the most important species that can help protect biodiversity. Although birds are important beings for biodiversity and human existence, there is a relatively less quantity of research that has investigated the interest in and attitudes toward birds. This study aims to investigate the knowledge level of and attitudes toward birds…
Descriptors: Animals, Questionnaires, Student Interests, Cross Cultural Studies
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Öktem, M. Kemal; Demirhan, Kamil; Demirhan, Haydar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study aims to analyze the factors affecting the Internet usage of university students using e-governance applications. It is important to examine these factors to understand why the online citizen participation is not increasing as expected, while Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage is improving in governance. Governance is…
Descriptors: Governance, Internet, College Students, Computer Use
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Baran, Bahar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Faculty members in higher education institutions which technology produced in and used actively try to overcome simultaneous one more works because of their intensive works and responsibilities. This study associated simultaneously doing one more academic works to multitasking. Multitasking may have a detrimental effect on academic works since it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Time Management, Executive Function
Demirli, Cihad – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The importance of ICTs has become the undisputed in the present century. Studies have been conducted to investigate the use of ICTs with the goal of increase in quality of teacher education for a long time. This study is a cross-cultural comparison in terms of pre-service teachers' level of ICT usage, ICT knowledge and attitudes. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ayas, Tuncay – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This study is conducted to determine the relationship between the internet and computer games addiction level and the shyness among high school students. The participants of the study consist of 365 students attending high schools in Giresun city centre during 2009-2010 academic year. As a result of the study a positive, meaningful, and high…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, High School Students, Shyness, Internet
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Ozturk, Faruk – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Internet and electronic databases today offer the opportunity to reach an unlimited amount of information in a short time. Owing to this advantage, the Internet has become an important provider of "e-knowledge" and a basic tool in the process of research. It is essential that research undertaken by academic students on the internet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Internet, Graduate Students
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Bayar, Yusuf; Ucanok, Zehra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any differences in perceptions of school social climate and peers in terms of bullying status, and to investigate the psychometric properties of the School Social Climate and Generalized Peer Perception Scales. The students participated from six different cities in Turkey were in…
Descriptors: Measurement, Adolescents, High School Students, Social Environment
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Eksi, Fusun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The main aim of this study is to find out to what extent do narcissistic personality traits predict internet addiction and cyber bullying in vocational high school students. For this study five hundred and eight vocational high school students (331 male students--66,2%, 169 female students 33,8% and 8 unstated [x-bar] 16,24) from Anatolian side of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Addictive Behavior, Bullying, Social Isolation
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Ozturk, Ebru; Kaymak Ozmen, Suna – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Shyness, Elementary School Science, Individual Characteristics, Early Childhood Education
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Kayri, Murat; Gunuc, Selim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
Internet dependency is going to expand into social life in wide area whereas it has been accepted as a pathological and psychological disease. Knowing the basic effects of internet dependency is an inevitable approach to use the internet technology healthy. In this study, internet dependency levels of 754 students were examined with the Internet…
Descriptors: Social Life, Family Income, Measures (Individuals), Classification
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Demiralay, Raziye; Karadeniz, Sirin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The aim of this research is to investigate and evaluate elementary student teachers' perceived information literacy self-efficacy in terms of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The relational survey method which determines the relationships between two or more variables was used in the research. The data gathered from…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Information Technology, Information Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Sahin, Abdurrahman; Cermik, Hulya; Dogan, Birsen – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
Information searching skills have become increasingly important for prospective teachers with the exponential growth of learning materials on the web. This study is an attempt to understand the experiences of prospective teachers with search engines through metaphoric images and to further investigate whether their experiences are related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Access to Information, Information Retrieval
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