Cyberloafing behaviors among university students and its relation to Hedonistic-Stimulation value orientation, cyberloafing attitudes, and time spent on the Internet

Metin-Orta I., Demirutku K.

CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, vol.41, no.7, pp.4271-4282, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-020-00932-9
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.4271-4282
  • Keywords: Cyberloafing, Human values, Value orientation, Attitudes, Internet use, PERSONAL VALUES, CLASSROOM, PREDICTION, CYBERSLACKING, MULTITASKING, AVOIDANCE, IMPACT, USAGE
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between values, cyberloafing attitudes, and cyberloafing behaviors. Following from the relevant literature, it was hypothesized that Hedonistic-Stimulation value orientation would be associated with cyberloafing behaviors through the mediation of cyberloafing attitudes and time spent on the Internet. Self-report measures were used to collect data from a sample of 427 university students. The modified model revealed a good fit and all indirect paths were significant. Separate model tests indicated that cyberloafing attitudes acted as the mediator for females, whereas for males, time spent on the Internet did so in the relationship between Hedonistic-Stimulation value orientation and cyberloafing behaviors. Thus, the findings suggested that the attitude-behavior link might be mediated by variables other than attitudes. The present research also highlighted that the Hedonism and Stimulation values might have disruptive whereas Conformity values might have supportive functions in the ongoing educational process.