Social self-efficacy, academic locus of control, and internet addiction

Iskender M., Akin A.

COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, vol.54, no.4, pp.1101-1106, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compedu.2009.10.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1101-1106


The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship of Internet addiction, social self-efficacy, and academic locus of control. Participants were 311 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Online Cognition Scale, the Academic Locus of Control Scale, and the Perceived Social Self-efficacy Scale. The hypothesis model was tested through structural equation modeling. According to results internal academic locus of control was predicted positively by social self-efficacy. Also internet addiction was explained negatively by social self-efficacy and internal academic locus of control and positively by external academic locus of control. Results were discussed in the light of literature. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.