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FACTORS PREDICTING PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN GREECE: NEW RESULTS OF A SAMPLE SURV
Christos C. Frangos, Constantinos C. Frangos, Catherine C. Valvi

Last modified: 2015-09-25

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationships between Problematic Internet Use among University Students in Greece and factors such as Age, Gender, Academic Performance, Location of the Computer (Home, Internet Cafe, University), Time of Internet Use per week, additional dependencies and the change in psychological attitudes of Internet users. Data were gathered from 2358 University Students from all over Greece. The results indicated that factors such as age, gender, academic performance, location of Computer, additional dependencies, changes in psychological attitudes and health, present a statistically significant relationship in a Stepwise Multiple Regression model with dependent variable Problematic Internet Use. Cronbach’s alpha and Guttman Split – half reliability coefficients were derived and their range was between 0.67 and 0.82 . The prevalence rate of Internet addiction was 13.1% . Correlation analysis revealed that there were statistically significant correlations at the 0.01 level, between excessive Internet use and other co-existing addictions such as alcoholism, smoking, drinking coffees, playingsystematically games and taking substances

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