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Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, ISSN: 2320-0227,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 6


A Short Communication on Mapping the Pattern and Problems Associated with Internet Usage among Youths in Malaysia: Some Preliminary Results


Md. Salleh Hassan1,2*, Mohd Nizam Osman2, Norsabila Ramli1 and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril1

1Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

2Department of Communication, Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

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(1) Guy Trainin, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.
(1) Anonymous, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
(2) Charles Obot, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
(3) Taiye Oduntan Fadiji, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
(4) Yi Hui Chiang, Chung Hua University, Taiwan.
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This study aims to determine the pattern and problems of internet usage among youths in Malaysia educational institution. Albeit the presentation of preliminary data from actual study, it provides a ‘draft map’ to the pattern and problems of internet usage among youths in Malaysia. To elicit the data, questionnaires were distributed to 47 undergraduate students of Universiti Putra Malaysia. Analysis performed has confirmed that respondents used internet mainly for seeking information with regard to their studies and to communicate with friends. Financial constraint and information overloaded are among problems faced by them in using the internet.

Keywords :

Youths development; internet usage; patterns of internet usage; problems of internet usage.

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DOI : 10.9734/JSRR/2016/23955

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