Investigating the Relationship between University Students’ Cyberloafing Profiles and Life Goals according to Various Variables

Kabasakal H. Z., Demir K.

Education Quarterly Reviews, vol.5, no.2, pp.449-463, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.31014/aior.1993.05.04.635
  • Journal Name: Education Quarterly Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-463
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Cyberloafing is a widely recognized concept associated with the Internet, which has a wide usage area today. Cyberloafing is extensively noticed, particularly among young people, and its association with a variety of variables is being researched. In this study, university students' life goals and cyberloafing profiles were analyzed on the basis of gender, age, class, grade point average, relationship status, faculty, foreign language knowledge, daily digital tool usage time, age of first using the internet, and digital devices used. The research's study group was comprised of university students from Izmir's public and private universities. 334 students posted data. The study excluded 31 participants who were found to have missing or incomplete data. The study group included 303 students. As data collection instruments, the cyberloafing scale, life goals scale, and personal information form were employed. According to the data, there is a positive and moderate association between students' levels of cyberloafing and their life goals. Cyberloafing varies according to criteria such as age, gender, faculty, and daily internet usage. Similarly, it was found that life goals changed depending on department, relationship status, and daily internet usage time