The Connection between Problematic Internet Use, Social Media Use and Academic Procrastination: Case Studies

The study aims to qualitatively examine the connection between problematic Internet use and academic procrastination and examine the effect of social media on academic procrastination among adolescents. The study is carried out based on an analysis of an interview with five participants. The age range of participants is 17 – 20 years old. Two questionnaires were used during the research: Procrastination Scale for Student Population – PSS and the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS). We also used a semi- structured interview, based on which we conducted case studies. Results showed that social media use might not lead to academic procrastination until it becomes problematic. We concluded that each of the cases describes the connection between the examined variables. In the study, how the subjects used the Internet to counteract performing academic tasks is highlighted. It implies that problematic Internet use is associated with academic procrastination by students.

academic procrastination, case studies, problematic Internet use, social media use, students