Does authentic happiness exist in cyberspace? Implications for understanding and guiding college students' Internet attitudes and behaviours: Colloquium

Sen Chi Yu*, Chien Chou

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Abstract

Researchers have conducted a study to investigate the impact of Internet use on college students. College students were considered in the study due to their proportion among demographic composition of various Internet users. Investigations revealed that college students to be early adopters and heavy users of the Internet as compared with the general population. The Internet was a part of college students' regular routine, as they had grown up with computers and better access to the Internet. Investigations also revealed that there were many pedagogical and psychological benefits from Internet use, along with potential risks to college student users. Some college students were expected to be more Internet-dependent than others due to convenient Internet access. These researchers suggested that it was essential to guide college students into finding authentic happiness and seeking positive psychological resources from the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1138
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2009

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