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Pages: 7088-7096
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN FRESHMEN INTERNET ADDICTS IN THE SECOND LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN MEXICO

The present study investigated the problem of Internet addiction in fist year students at the second largest public university in Mexico, a state higher education institution with a little more than two hundred years of tradition and near of two hundred and ten thousand undergraduate students. During the first semester of 2013 a sample of 673 first year students of the University were asked to complete an Internet addiction questionnaire of 34 items, based on the twenty items Young’s Internet Addiction Test (Young, 1998). The findings of the study showed that there were significant differences at alpha =< .01 between male and female students. Female students seemed to be less affected by the Internet addiction than their male counterparts. The gender variable has a significant effect on Internet addiction in the first year students; however, this data is striking when compared with the results of similar studies in other countries. The possible explanation for the findings probably has to do with the level of Internet penetration in Mexican population. Based on findings on the gender implications in Internet use, this article raised the discussion about the need of special public policy guidelines to avoid the problem.
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author = {Ponce-Rojo, A. and Hernandez-Vega, L. and Fernandez-Rodriguez, J.S. and Hernandez-Contreras, J. and Moreno-Badajos, P. and Maga{\~n}a-Lopez, Y. and Sanchez-Medina, E. and Casta{\~n}eda-Barajas, A.},
title = {GENDER DIFFERENCES IN FRESHMEN INTERNET ADDICTS IN THE SECOND LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN MEXICO},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {7088-7096}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Ponce-Rojo AU - L. Hernandez-Vega AU - J.S. Fernandez-Rodriguez AU - J. Hernandez-Contreras AU - P. Moreno-Badajos AU - Y. Magaña-Lopez AU - E. Sanchez-Medina AU - A. Castañeda-Barajas
TI - GENDER DIFFERENCES IN FRESHMEN INTERNET ADDICTS IN THE SECOND LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN MEXICO
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 7088
EP - 7096
ER -
A. Ponce-Rojo, L. Hernandez-Vega, J.S. Fernandez-Rodriguez, J. Hernandez-Contreras, P. Moreno-Badajos, Y. Magaña-Lopez, E. Sanchez-Medina, A. Castañeda-Barajas (2013) GENDER DIFFERENCES IN FRESHMEN INTERNET ADDICTS IN THE SECOND LARGEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN MEXICO, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 7088-7096.
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