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Cyberpsychol Behav. 2008 Aug;11(4):467-9. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.0128.

University students' Internet use and its relationships with academic performance, interpersonal relationships, psychosocial adjustment, and self-evaluation.

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Center for Research on Educational Evaluation and Development, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China. pie.ie92g@nctu.edu.tw <pie.ie92g@nctu.edu.tw>

Abstract

This study examined the relationships between university students' Internet use and students' academic performance, interpersonal relationships, psychosocial adjustment, and self-evaluation. The study was based on data drawn from a national survey of college students in Taiwan. A stratified sample of 49,609 students (2005-2006 academic year juniors) was randomly selected from 156 universities (174,277 students). Students completed a questionnaire online. Heavy Internet users and nonheavy Internet users differed significantly on a number of dimensions. Nonheavy users had better relationships with administrative staff, academic grades, and learning satisfaction than heavy Internet users. Heavy users were more likely than non-heavy Internet users to be depressed, physically ill, lonely, and introverted.

PMID:
18721095
DOI:
10.1089/cpb.2007.0128
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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