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

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Loretta Beavers

Southwest Virginia Community College

Reginald Bell

Prairie View A&M University

Dibyendu Choudhury

National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME)

Wally Guyot

Fort Hays State University

Robert Meier

Fort Hays State University

Date Written: March 24, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Beavers, Loretta and Bell, Reginald and Choudhury, Dibyendu and Guyot, Wally and Meier, Robert, Online Time and Gender Perceptions of Internet Addiction (March 24, 2015). Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 15(3), 84-98.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2584540

Loretta Beavers

Southwest Virginia Community College ( email )

Ceder Bluff, VA 24609

Reginald Bell (Contact Author)

Prairie View A&M University ( email )

PO Box 188
Prairie View, TX 77446-0188
United States

Dibyendu Choudhury

National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME) ( email )

Yousufguda
Hyderabad, 500045
India

Wally Guyot

Fort Hays State University ( email )

Hays, KS 67601
United States

Robert Meier

Fort Hays State University ( email )

Hays, KS 67601
United States

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