Examining the relationship between academic procrastination behaviours and problematic Internet usage of high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic period

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Pelin Ulgener
Huseyin Minalay
Ayhan Ture
Ulku Tugutlu
Mevhibe Guceri Harper

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Although Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic created negative consequences in education as a virus affecting the world, in general, the technological developments experienced today are reshaping the entire world. This study aims to examine the relationship between academic procrastination behaviours and problematic Internet usage of high school students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This study is in the form of a descriptive survey, and the survey method was used in the study. The population of the study in the 2020–2021 academic year consisted of 350 students who studied in vocational schools affiliated to the Northern Cyprus. In this study, academic procrastination and problematic Internet usage scales were used as data collection tools. As a result, in the Pandemic Period, the relationship between male students' problematic Internet usage and academic procrastination behaviours is significantly higher than that of female students. In the first years of high school, problematic Internet usage of students was seen to be higher than in the later years. Problematic Internet usage of students is increasing according to the frequency of Internet usage. It has been observed that the academic procrastination behaviours of high school students also increase during the day due to their stay connected to the Internet. As problematic Internet usage of students decreases, general grade point average (GPAs) increase. As academic procrastination behaviours of students decrease, their GPAs increase. As academic procrastination behaviours of students decrease, so do problematic Internet usage levels. In general, students reported that they rarely had problematic Internet usage and that they had a number of academic procrastination behaviours.

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Editor, A. ., Ulgener , P., Minalay , H., Ture, A. ., Tugutlu , U. ., & Harper , M. G. . (2020). Examining the relationship between academic procrastination behaviours and problematic Internet usage of high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Global Journal of Guidance and Counseling in Schools: Current Perspectives, 10(3), 142–156. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjgc.v10i3.5549
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