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An Exploratory Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Features Related to Their Online Behaviors and Problematic Internet Use in the United States
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, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This quantitative survey study was designed to investigate the features related to pre-service teachers’ online behavior and their Problematic Internet Use (PIU). One hundred and fifty-five undergraduate pre-service teachers were recruited to participate in the study at a midwestern public university in the United States in 2013-2014. Data were collected from one self-developed questionnaire and the Online Cognition Scale (OCS). The OCS was used to assess an individual’s PIU in four categories: social comfort, loneliness/depression, impulsivity, and distraction. It was found out that overall pre-service teachers’ online behaviors and PIU do not seem to be a major concern at the moment. But it is predicted that those online features may become significant concerns in a few years. International implications for college students, pre-service teacher training, and pre-employment screening result from this study.

Citation

Liu, Y. (2015). An Exploratory Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Features Related to Their Online Behaviors and Problematic Internet Use in the United States. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2449-2456). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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