Title

Internet usage among Arab adolescents: Preliminary findings

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

Publication Date

2-1-2012

Abstract

In this study, we take an exploratory approach to examine the internet usage among Arabic youth, and its impact on their identity development. Seventy four students from two universities in the UAE, one public and the other private, participated in the survey and structured interviews. We found that internet usage patterns were diverse with five main activities (searching, emailing, chatting, entertainment, and online discussions) accounting for 75% of internet usage. Furthermore, a signification positive impact on self-perception of young Arabic students in the Middle East was observed. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

ISSN

1742-7967

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

147

Last Page

159

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Adolescent, Internet usage, Middle East, Self-perception

Scopus ID

84857265712

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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