Vol.11, No.4, November 2022.                                                                                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

The Contrast Between Demographic Variables and Internet Use: A Study of University Students


Carlos A. Rojas-Kramer, Josefina C. Santana, Milka E. Escalera-Chavez


© 2022 Josefina C. Santana, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 1589-1594, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM114-20, November 2022.


Received: 19 August 2022.

Revised:   19 September 2022.
Accepted:  26 September 2022.
Published: 25 November 2022.




The objective of this research is to test whether the use of the Internet becomes problematic in the lives of university students and how demographic variables impact the subject of study. The InternetRelated Experiences (CERI) questionnaire proposed by Beranuy et al. (2009) was used. The results reveal that 77% of students have problems using the Internet, and 40% have frequent issues using the Internet. Additionally, the results show evidence that there is no difference in the level of internet use between the gender and age variables, however, with reference to the semester they are studying, there is a significant difference.


Keywords – – addiction, problematic internet use, university students, demographic variables, CERI questionnaire.



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