Purpose OF Study
The purpose of this paper is to explore the extent to which social factors, delineated in terms of interpersonal communication variables, are associated with what is referred to as Internet addiction among college students at a large Midwestern University. We also want to determine if gender, locus of control, and individual sociability moderate the relationships between communication variables and Internet utilization. This type of analysis makes the current study more systematic in its approach for understanding the dynamics underlying the so-called Internet addiction phenomena. Previous studies on this topic have been more descriptive in their methodological approach and have not systematically attempted to empirically describe the manner in which the variation in Internet utilization is explained by selected social or social psychological factors. We contend that such an analysis will offer a different viewpoint of the so-called Internet addiction phenomena that has been presented by the psychological frameworks that currently predominate the discussion and analyses on this topic.
The paper will proceed with the following format:
A brief overview of the psychological approaches to Internet addiction Discussion of sociological factors that may affect Internet utilization Statement of research questions that incorporate social communication variables Description of research methods
Analyses of data
“Effects of computer usage to the academic performance of students”
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
The scope of Computer effects derives a wide scope of related literature that is worth mentioning.
In this regard, this literature review concerning the effects of computer usage to the academic performance of students, will address the following areas relevant to this study: History of the Computer; Importance of Computers, Negative Effects of Gaming; Computer Crime; Computer Use recommendations; and...
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