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University Students’ Internet Addiction Status and Relationship To Their Perceptions of Internet

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Koc, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Student Cagri Tanrikulu, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey

Abstract

Developments in mobile devices and network technologies have rapidly increased Internet access and use in the society. As an indispensable part of daily life, the Internet has brought significant conveniences and transformations in activities such as access to information, communication, education, shopping and entertainment. Intense Internet use, which disrupts people's daily routine responsibilities and disrupts the quality of life, points to the problem of Internet addiction (IA). This problem can be seen at any age, and it is more common among youngsters. Especially university students who move away from family surveillance and have more access to the Internet are in the high risk group. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate their IA status and its relationship to perception of the Internet. It was designed as a cross-sectional correlational survey research. The sample was composed of 143 students studying at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey. The data were collected through a questionnaire form and analyzed using statistical techniques. The findings showed that 2.8% of the participants were Internet addicts and 29.4% were in the risky group with regards to IA. According ANOVA results, the level of IA did not change significantly across class level, but it changed significantly by gender, with a higher rate for male students. Correlation analysis revealed that IA was not related to age, but was significantly associated with Internet perception. IA was negatively associated with perceiving the internet as a “communication tool”, “source of information” and “life facilitator” and positively with perceiving it as “dangerous”.

 Keywords

internet addiction, internet perception, demographics, university students  

Citation

Koc, M. & Tanrikulu, C. (2021). University Students’ Internet Addiction Status and Relationship To Their Perceptions of Internet. In R. Thripp & I. Sahin (Eds.), Proceedings of iHSES 2021--International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 405-412). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization. Retrieved 05 December 2021 from www.2021.ihses.net/proceedings/85/.

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