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Internet use among African-American college students: An exploratory study

, The George Washington University, United States

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This study examined Internet use among African-American college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students attending two Historically Black Colleges and Universities, one public and one private, were asked to complete a 43-item survey questionnaire regarding the frequency of Internet use, Internet applications most often used, and other factors to determine if the time spent on the Internet was pathological.

Results indicated that most of the African-American college students (76 percent) had used the Internet for more than three years. Use of the Internet for most African-American college students occurred at school (49 percent) or at home (47 percent) and they spent an average of two hours per day on-line. A small percentage of the students spent five to sixteen hours per day on the Internet, which indicates pathological Internet use. For forty-three percent of the students, their primary motivation for using the Internet was to learn and find school resources.


Robinson, J.W. Internet use among African-American college students: An exploratory study. Ph.D. thesis, The George Washington University. Retrieved May 24, 2019 from .

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