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Yang, Junfeng; Huang, Ronghuai; Kinshuk – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Students grown up with digital technology and Internet are called digital natives or net generation. All others, who grew up without so much immersion with digital technologies are called digital immigrants. Researchers held different ideas on whether a new generation of learners existed. One of the foci of the debate is on the appropriateness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Antheunis, Marjolijn L.; Schouten, Alexander P.; Krahmer, Emiel – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the role of social networking sites (SNSs) in early adolescents' social lives. First, we investigated the relation between SNS use and several aspects of early adolescents' social lives (i.e., friendship quality, bridging social capital, and bonding social capital). Second, we examined whether there are…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Early Adolescents, Social Life, Correlation
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Ozen, Hamit – Online Submission, 2016
Experiencing social phobia is an important factor which can hinder academic success during university years. In this study, research of social phobia with several variables is conducted among university students. The research group of the study consists of total 736 students studying at various departments at universities in Turkey. Students are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety Disorders, Social Environment
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Araujo Leal, Edvalda; Luiz Albertin, Alberto – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study's overall purpose is to identify the factors determining the use of technological innovation in Distance Learning (DL), as perceived by instructors of Business Education programs. The theoretical basis for the study is the Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT). The study's sample is made up of 436 instructors; we used a quantitative…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Zheng, Robert; Spears, Jeffrey; Luptak, Marilyn; Wilby, Frances – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The current study examined factors related to older adults' perceptions of Internet use. Three hundred ninety five older adults participated in the study. The factor analysis revealed four factors perceived by older adults as critical to their Internet use: social connection, self-efficacy, the need to seek financial information, and the need to…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Gerontology, Internet, Attitude Measures
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Putman, S. Michael – Reading Psychology, 2014
The Internet is having a profound impact on the literacy practices of today's students. Acknowledging the complex processes associated with reading online, the Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors (SORAB) was created to further our understandings in this area. A factor analysis revealed the instrument included five factors that…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Reading Habits, Factor Analysis
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Celik, Vehbi; Yesilyurt, Etem; Korkmaz, Ozgen; Usta, Ertugrul – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
In this research internet addiction has been dealt with as predictor and predicted variable, this situation has been analyzed from the perspectives of loneliness and cognitive absorption and a tangible model has been put forth. Participant group has been constituted by 338 teacher candidates. Research data were collected using loneliness scale…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, Predictor Variables, Cognitive Processes
Ilgaz, Hale; Mazma, Sacide Güzin; Altun, Arif – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
In this study, the "Information Seeking Strategies" scale that was developed by Mills, Knezek and Wakefield (2013) has been adapted to Turkish language. A confirmatory factor analysis was run and subsequently, two items were removed. The fact that these two items are related to learning in a traditional class environment may be…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Search Strategies, Turkish, Factor Analysis
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Shih, Meilun – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The major purpose of this study was to develop a survey to measure elementary school teachers' self-efficacy for web-based professional development. Based on interviews with eight elementary school teachers, three scales of web-based professional development self-efficacy (WPDSE) were formed, namely, general self-efficacy (measuring teachers'…
Descriptors: Surveys, Test Construction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
Abdelfattah, Belal M. T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The digital divide is a phenomenon that is globally persistent, despite rapidly decreasing costs in technology. While much of the variance in the adoption and use of information communication technology (ICT) that defines the digital divide can be explained by socioeconomic and demographic variables, there is still significant unaccounted variance…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Cross Cultural Studies, Internet, Computer Use
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Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Jamaluddin, Shahrir; Leng, Chin Hai – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate and measure postgraduate students' attitudes toward the Internet and computer use. Specifically, the present study sought answers to the following questions: What is the overall profile of postgraduate students' attitudes toward the Internet and computer use? Do postgraduate students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Lin, Yen-jui; Israel, Tania – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
The focus of this study was the development and validation of a Psychological Sense of LGBT Community Scale (PSOC-LGBT), designed to assess the degree to which self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons report feelings of belonging to and being able to depend on their local LGBT community, as well as the degree to which…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Homosexuality, Psychology
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Glassman, Tavis; Miller, Jeff; Miller, E. Maureen; Wohlwend, Jennifer; Reindl, Diana – American Journal of Health Education, 2012
Background: The alcohol consumption associated with college sporting events depicts a public health challenge. Purpose: The aim of this investigation involved assessing the alcohol expectancies among college students associated with home football games and which of these expectancies was most predictive of high-risk drinking. Methods: Researchers…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Health Education, Public Health, Media Literacy
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Biswas, Masudul; Perkins, Lyle; Izard, Ralph – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2012
This study measures the significance of factors used by minority students in their selection of universities/colleges. This web survey was conducted mainly on 778 students enrolled in journalism/mass communication courses representing five historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and twelve other universities. Differences were found…
Descriptors: Athletics, Student Attitudes, Universities, Private Colleges
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Putwain, David W.; Roberts, Christine M. – Educational Psychology, 2012
Previous research has examined the use of classroom fear and efficacy appeals from a student perspective, but little is known about teachers' views towards fear and efficacy appeals. In this preliminary study, we conducted a survey of 234 secondary school teachers. Results showed that teachers held mixed views towards the use of fear appeals and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Fear, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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