Online Time and Gender Perceptions of Internet Addiction
Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 15(3), 84-98.
15 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2015 Last revised: 26 Oct 2015
Date Written: March 24, 2015
In this study, the means of 216 community college students in the United States were compared based on their perceptions of time spent online, as measured by a 20-item instrument adapted from Dr. Kimberly Young’s Internet Addiction (IA) Test (Young, 1996). The statistical analysis included data for freshmen, sophomores, and others. Two-Way Analysis of Variance, with a 2 x 5 factorial design, was used to test for main effects and two-way interaction effects when gender was compared to time spent online. Because there were three derived factors, three separate two-way analysis of variance procedures were conducted. In each analysis, the associated derived factor was used as the dependent variable.
Keywords: Internet Addiction Disorder, ANOVA, gender, online time
JEL Classification: A00
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