Vol.10, No.1, February 2021.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Cyberloafing Among University Students


Fezile Ozdamli, Erinc Ercag


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 421-426, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM101-53, February 2021.


Received: 25 December 2020.

Revised:   04 February 2021.
Accepted:  10 February 2021.
Published: 27 February 2021.




Misuse or abuse of digital media can create negativities such as internet addiction, netlessphobia, cyberbullying, or cyberloafing. Cyber loafing is known as the use of employees in a workplace for non-work activities during working hours. This study aims to examine the cyberloafing levels of students studying in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In this study, a descriptive survey model was used. The working group is composed of 150 students who study in the TRNC. “The Smart Phone Cyberloafing Scale in Classes” (SPCSC) developed by Polat (2018) was used as the data collection tool in the study. In the analysis of the data; f, %, mean, and t-test analysis were used. According to the obtained results of the study, students sometimes do cyberloafing on their mobile devices during class. The implications for educators, parents, and teachers are discussed.


Keywords: Cyberloafing, students, smartphone.



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