Purposes, Causes and Consequences of Excessive Internet Use among Turkish Adolescents


AKAR F.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, no.60, pp.35-56, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 60
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2015.60.3
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-56

Abstract

Problem Statement: Excessive internet use, particularly problematic and negative consequences of internet use, is rapidly increasing among children and adolescents throughout the World and in Turkey. While the internet provides potential advantages for users in terms of the academic support, sharing ideas & feelings, and freedom of expression, it also has some adverse effects such as wasting time, exhibiting antisocial behaviors, and causing relationship problems. Excessive use could also be manifested as absenteeism, academic failure and problems in interpersonal relationships with other students. In this context, determining the motivations behind the excessive use of the internet could be beneficial in an educational setting.