Internet factors influencing generations Y and Z in Australia and Portugal: A practical study

Issa, Tomayess and Isaias, Pedro (2016) Internet factors influencing generations Y and Z in Australia and Portugal: A practical study. Information Processing and Management, 52 4: 592-617. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2015.12.006

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Author Issa, Tomayess
Isaias, Pedro
Title Internet factors influencing generations Y and Z in Australia and Portugal: A practical study
Journal name Information Processing and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4573
Publication date 2016-07-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ipm.2015.12.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 4
Start page 592
End page 617
Total pages 26
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This practical study aims to enrich the current literature by providing new practical evidence of the positive and negative influence factors of the Internet on generations (Gens) Y and Z in Australia and Portugal. The Internet has become a powerful force among these Gens in relation to communication, cooperation, collaboration and connection, but numerous problems from cognitive, social and physical developments' perspective are developed throughout the Internet usage. A quantitative approach was used to collect new, practical evidence from 180 Australian and 85 Portuguese respondents, with a total of 265 respondents completing an online survey. This study identifies new positive factors to the Internet usage, as problem-solving skills, proactive study, information gathering, and awareness globally and locally; communication and collaboration with their peers and family were improved and enhanced. Alternatively, this study identifies new negative factors as physical contact and physical activities were prevented, thinking, concentrating and memory skills were reduced, depressed and isolated, laziness having increased, nevertheless; the Internet encourages Gens Y and Z to play physical and virtual games (e.g. Wii). Finally, this study concluded that the Internet is becoming an essential part of the everyday routines and practices of Gens Y and Z.
Keyword Australia
Generations Y and Z
Internet influence factors
Positive and negative
Practical study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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