Internet use among Moroccan secondary school students: An exploratory study

Hassane Razkane, Mohammed Yeou, Adil Youssef Sayeh

Abstract


This study examined Moroccan secondary school students’ motives for Internet use and their online activities. 395 adolescents were selected through the convenience sampling technique from both rural and urban areas and were given a paper-based questionnaire. 20 informants were also questioned in semi-structured interviews. Our results revealed that the participants utilized the Internet more for socializing and entertainment than for educative purposes and that using the Internet for learning purposes and academic research was not a priority for the students. Results from this study were used to discuss practical implications.

 


Keywords


Adolescents, online activities, Uses and Gratification Theory, Web 2.0, social media, Morocco

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