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Pages: 1465-1473
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

INTERNET ADDICTION FOR E-LEARNERS IN THE REGION OF EASTERN MACEDONIA, GREECE

S. Valsamidis1, I. Petasakis1, E. Tenidou1, A. Karakos2

1Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (GREECE)
2Democritus University of Thrace (GREECE)
Nowadays, as e-Learning stands together with conventional learning and sometimes fully supplements it, more and more students seem to be addicted to the use of Internet. As the number of e-learners increases, so does the number of Internet addicts. Some addicts fail in their every day activities.

Internet addiction (IA) described in 1996 by the psychologist Kimberly Young as a common disorder that is seeking inclusion in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders.

In this study, we present a research with the use of Young's 20-scale which was conducted in Eastern Macedonia, Greece. We identify various similarities and differences among people from this region about Internet addiction. There are many factors such as age category, gender, work alongside with studies, psychosocial variables, etc.

The findings are interesting. Although there is a need for Interest using in e-Learning, there are also cases where the addiction, dependence and abuse is apparent.
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title = {INTERNET ADDICTION FOR E-LEARNERS IN THE REGION OF EASTERN MACEDONIA, GREECE},
series = {7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-2484-0},
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SN - 978-84-617-2484-0/2340-1095
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S. Valsamidis, I. Petasakis, E. Tenidou, A. Karakos (2014) INTERNET ADDICTION FOR E-LEARNERS IN THE REGION OF EASTERN MACEDONIA, GREECE, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 1465-1473.
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