Internet addiction, academic performance and personality traits: a correlational study among female university students
by Spiridoula Kakaraki; Nikolaos Tselios; Christos Katsanos
International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT), Vol. 12, No. 2, 2017

Abstract: This study examines the relationship of internet addiction with personality, academic performance, and internet self-efficacy in the context of higher education. In addition, the study investigates the relationship between two questionnaires that measure internet addiction: the internet addiction test () and the online cognition scale (OCS). The study sample was 110 Greek female students at their second year of studies in educational sciences. Participants completed the following questionnaires: internet self-efficacy (ISE), Big Five personality test (Big Five), internet addiction test (IAT) and online cognition scale (OCS). Questions on participants' demographics and internet usage experience were also used. A moderate negative significant correlation was found between personality and internet addiction. The highest magnitude of this negative correlation was observed for the Big Five emotional stability trait. Internet addiction did not significantly correlate with academic performance, nor did it significantly correlate with internet self-efficacy. Moreover, no significant correlation was found between academic performance and internet self-efficacy. Finally, a strong positive significant correlation was found between IAT and OCS.

Online publication date: Mon, 04-Sep-2017

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