About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 1241-1248
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1263

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY IN THE SAFE USE OF THE INTERNET

D. Dlshad, N. Cavus

Near East University (CYPRUS)
The use of the Internet is increasing day by day by people, especially among the students, and most of the time this affects the students negatively. Hence, this research is aimed to investigate university students’ self-efficacy in the safe use of the Internet. Research based model and scale was used in the study where data were collected from 709 randomly chosen volunteered students. A scale named “The scale for the self-efficacy and perceptions in the safe use of the Internet” adapted by Cavus and Ercag (2016), was used to collect data in the study. The scale consisted of four dimensions with 35 items: Social networking sites, malicious software, web security and social engineering, and computer security. Descriptive statistics, frequency, percentage, one-way ANOVA and independent t-test were used to analyze the collected data. After statistical analysis of the collected data, the disheartened result was found that university students’ self-efficacy in the safe use of the Internet is not enough to protect themselves from harmful aspects of the Internet. There were also significant differences found in the overall mean average score of university students’ self-efficacy in the safe use of the internet between gender and age. From this study, it could be deduced that the results of the study will be valuable to students, parents and most probably to the people engaged in research at the government offices or at universities. By knowing the possible weakness of students’ self-efficacy in the safe use of the Internet issues, appropriate solutions can be proposed to will help salvage this problem.
@InProceedings{DLSHAD2017UNI,
author = {Dlshad, D. and Cavus, N.},
title = {UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY IN THE SAFE USE OF THE INTERNET},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.1263},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.1263},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {1241-1248}}
TY - CONF
AU - D. Dlshad AU - N. Cavus
TI - UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY IN THE SAFE USE OF THE INTERNET
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1263
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 1241
EP - 1248
ER -
D. Dlshad, N. Cavus (2017) UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SELF-EFFICACY IN THE SAFE USE OF THE INTERNET, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 1241-1248.
User:
Pass: