Internet Addiction Impacting Studies?

Internet Addiction Impacting Studies?

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Image Credit: RGB Stock

Curious about this piece of research:

Internet addicts were less motivated to study, according to responses given in the survey.

Students with mild or worse internet addiction were judged to be 10 per cent less intrinsically motivated, on average, than those without such a problem. The effect was more marked on internet-addicted students’ self-efficacy, which was about 25 per cent lower.

Phil Reed, who led the study, said that the results “seem to show that prolonged problematic use of the internet seems to reduce people’s ability to make long-term plans and to resist immediate temptation”.

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