Uso problemático de Internet en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios colombianos

Translated title of the contribution: Problematic Internet use in a sample of Colombian university students

Diana Ximena Puerta Cortés, Xavier Carbonell

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Abstract

Internet is a tool that facilitates the development of academic and social activities, business and entertainment. However, particular bevavior may arise in relation with its overuse. This research aims to identify sociodemographic
characteristics and type of Internet use in a sample of Colombian university students and relate it to the possible use problematic. The sample consisted of 595 students from the University of Ibagué of 16-34 years of age who completed all three sections of the questionnaire: (1) socio-demographic data, (2) Internet usage information and (3) an adapted version of the Internet Addiction Test -IAT- (Young, 1998a). The results showed two groups, one with controlled use of the internet (88%) and one with problematic use (12 %), only
one case showed addictive use. Problematic Internet use was related to the number of hours spent on social networks, chat, sites with adult content and movies. The use of these Internet applications generated interference in daily activities.
Translated title of the contributionProblematic Internet use in a sample of Colombian university students
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)620-631
Number of pages12
JournalAvances en Psicologia Latinoamericana
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013
EventLas nuevas tecnologías ¿contribuyen al desarrollo humano?
: VI Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo
- Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 6 Nov 20128 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Internet usage
  • Internet addiction
  • College students
  • Internet

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