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Motivation of internet use: relation with pathological internet use, gender and internet activities

Xi, L. and Jiar, Y. K. (2016) Motivation of internet use: relation with pathological internet use, gender and internet activities. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (1). pp. 181-188. ISSN 0127-9696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.3635

Abstract

This study is aimed to examine the motivation of Internet use among university students in Malaysia. A total of 102 students from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) answered the pencil-paper questionnaire. Result of descriptive analysis showed that 49.02% of students were identified as pathological Internet use (PIU). The predominant motivation of Internet use were information seeking and entertainment/escape. The inferential analysis using MANOVA indicated that students with PIU reported significantly higher scores of all motivation factors of Internet use than their non-PIU peers. Correlational test was used to examine the relationship between motivation of Internet use and Internet activities found that social recognition was significantly related to four Internet activities including social networking site (SNS), online game, shopping and browsing. Entertainment/escape was only related to SNS usage. The low coefficient of correlation between motivation and Internet activities implied the influence of potential variables.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology
Divisions:Computing
ID Code:70021
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:02 Nov 2017 09:32
Last Modified:14 Nov 2017 14:23

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