Year 2018, Volume 6, Issue 11, Pages 33 - 46 2018-04-30

Internet Usage Habits and Internet Usage in Educational Studies of Vocational School Students
Internet Usage Habits and Internet Usage in Educational Studies of Vocational School Students

Zehra Deniz Yakıncı [1] , Perihan Gürbüz [2] , Gülsüm Yetiş [3]

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Internet is the easiest way to access information. It provides positive contributions to individual and surroundings, in learning and information era. At this point the answers of the questions: ‘How do young people use internet and how much do they use internet for their education?’ come into prominence. In order to find the answers; a questionnaire prepared by resarchers and Young Internet Addiction Test- Short Form (YIAT-SF) was used on ‘Health Services Vocational High School’ students, in this study. 3.4 % of students were found to have internet addiction and the average internet usage was found to be 5 hours daily. When students were asked to enumerate the internet sites they use, the result was: social media, news sites, movie and series sites, educational and informational content sites, play sites, e-mail, shopping sites, and sexual content sites in order of usage preferance. While social media was preferred by 79.4% in the first place, educational content sites were determined to be preferred by 5.7% in the first place among others. The second most frequently used sites by students were movies and series (22.8%). Educational / informational content (20.2 %) sites were the fifth preferred sites in the preference order.

Internet is the easiest way to access information. It provides positive contributions to individual and surroundings, in learning and information era. At this point the answers of the questions: ‘How do young people use internet and how much do they use internet for their education?’ come into prominence. In order to find the answers; a questionnaire prepared by resarchers and Young Internet Addiction Test- Short Form (YIAT-SF) was used on ‘Health Services Vocational High School’ students, in this study. 3.4 % of students were found to have internet addiction and the average internet usage was found to be 5 hours daily. When students were asked to enumerate the internet sites they use, the result was: social media, news sites, movie and series sites, educational and informational content sites, play sites, e-mail, shopping sites, and sexual content sites in order of usage preferance. While social media was preferred by 79.4% in the first place, educational content sites were determined to be preferred by 5.7% in the first place among others. The second most frequently used sites by students were movies and series (22.8%). Educational / informational content (20.2 %) sites were the fifth preferred sites in the preference order.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Published Date April
Journal Section Full Length Articles
Authors

Author: Zehra Deniz Yakıncı
Country: Turkey


Author: Perihan Gürbüz
Country: Turkey


Author: Gülsüm Yetiş (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


APA Yakıncı, Z , Gürbüz, P , Yetiş, G . (2018). Internet Usage Habits and Internet Usage in Educational Studies of Vocational School Students. Journal of Computer and Education Research, 6 (11), 33-46. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/jcer/issue/36819/330925