AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE, LOCUS OF CONTROL, AND LONELINESS IN THE UNITED STATES

Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science

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Title AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE, LOCUS OF CONTROL, AND LONELINESS IN THE UNITED STATES
 
Creator LIU, YULIANG
MASTEN, WILLIAM
 
Description This quantitative study was designed to investigate the mean differences in Problematic Internet Use (PIU), locus of control, and loneliness among a variety of factors as well as whether there was any significant relationship among those three variables in pre-service teachers. Seventy undergraduate pre-service teachers were recruited to participate in the study at a midwestern public university in the United States in 2013. Data were collected from one self-developed questionnaire, the Local of Control (LOC) Scale, the UCLA Loneliness Scale, and the Online Cognition Scale (OCS) for assessing an individual’s PIU in four categories: OCS-impulsivity, OCS-loneliness/depression, OCS-social comfort, and OCS-distraction. Overall, significant mean differences in OCS subscale scores were found among different subgroups. International implications for pre-service teacher related training and pre-employment screening potentially result from this study.
 
 
Publisher International Knowledge Press
 
Date 2015-10-02
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/1814
 
Source Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science; 2016 - Volume 5 [Issue 2]; 93-101
2454-1834
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/1814/1718
 
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