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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Exploring The Antecedents And Situational Conditions Affecting Cyberloafing Behavior Among College Students: A Grounded Theory Approach

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Mohmmad M.Dmour



cyberloafing, cyberslacking, miss-use the Internet, education environment.



The researcher conducted a grounded theory study of cyberloafing among the IT college students in Jordan to explore adaptive and maladaptive aspects of factors that affect cyberloafing and to come out with a paradigm model of the antecedents of cyberloafing and to help the universities in Jordan and around the world to understand this behavior and find the solution to control the cyberloafing among the students and guide future empirical research. The researcher discusses previous research on the definition and dimensionality of cyberloafing and describe the study in which interview data were collected in 4 stages, where the number of informants was 48 students from four universities in Jordan, identifying 90 initial code and 7 macrothemes. Findings were validated by members’ checks. The authors describe in detail informants’ perceptions of cyberloafing, which were used to construct a 5-component paradigm model that includes adaptive and maladaptive dimensions of cyberloafing.



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