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An Exploratory Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers’ Problematic Internet Use in the United States
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This quantitative study was designed to investigate the mean differences in locus of control, loneliness, and problematic Internet use (PIU) among a variety of factors as well as whether there was any significant relationship among those three variables in pre-service teachers. Seventy undergraduate pre-service teachers were recruited. Data were collected from one questionnaire, the Local of Control (LOC) Scale, the UCLA Loneliness Scale, and the Online Cognition Scale (OCS) for assessing an individual’s PIU in four categories: OCS-impulsivity, OCS-loneliness/depression, OCS-social comfort, and OCS-distraction. This study supported some of the research hypotheses and rejected other hypotheses. Overall, significant mean differences in some of the four OCS subscale scores were found among different subgroups. In addition, the results indicated that the scores in those four OCS subscales were significantly correlated, and they were also significantly correlated with the UCLA Loneliness sc

Citation

Liu, Y. & Burns, D. (2014). An Exploratory Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers’ Problematic Internet Use in the United States. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2911-2917). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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