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Comparison of Internet Addicts and Non-addicts in Taiwanese High Schools
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, National Sun Yat-sen Univ, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study investigated the difference between Internet addicts and non-addicts in Taiwanese high schools, and focused specifically on their Internet usage patterns, and gratification and communication pleasures. The analytical results revealed that Internet addicts spent almost twice as many hours on line on average than the non-addicts. Notably, surfing with a social/entertainment motivation and gratification was positively correlated with Internet addiction. Furthermore, the Internet addicts obtained markedly higher overall IAST score and scores than the non-addicts on four subscales (tolerance, compulsive use and withdrawal, related problems, including family, school, health, and other problems, and also interpersonal and financial problems. While Internet addicts perceived the Internet to have significantly more negative influences on daily routines, school performance, teacher and parental relation than non-addicts, both Internet addicts and non-addicts viewed Internet use as enhancing peer relations.

Citation

Yang, S.C. (2005). Comparison of Internet Addicts and Non-addicts in Taiwanese High Schools. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2520-2525). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

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