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INTERNET USAGE AMONG THE STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

AUTHOR/S: T. DUZCU, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 1049-1054 pp

ABSTRACT

As a growing trend in the world, internet-based research occupies our daily life of
people. The usage of the internet of students has increased dramatically in recent years.
Internet usage has become an important part of student life. As it is well-known, internet
usage includes emailing, receiving information, searching a specific topic, gaming,
watching pornographic pictures, shopping, downloading, communicating, and having
new friends and so on.

The aim of this research is to examine the relationship between personality and internet
usage of the students of Vocational school in a few of private Universities in Istanbul,
Turkey. There is a significant correlation between the student’ personality and the
student’ internet usage. Adjective Check List (ACL) items consist of adjectives which
are words and/or phrases used for daily descriptions in Turkish Language. The scale
composed of 25 items is examined for psychometric properties. In this research, Internet
Addiction Inventory and ACL were conducted at the same time to a sample of 240
students of School of Vocational Studies.

Keywords: Internet Addiction, Internet Usage, Adjective Checklist, Personality Types