Compulsive YouTube Use
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About The Author

I am a Professor in the Information Technology Discipline in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

My major research interests include information security behaviour, e-learning and information technology education. I am the author of over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and articles in conference proceedings. My research has been published in various journals including Behaviour and Information Technology, Decision Support Systems, Computers & Education, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and Information Resource Management Journal. 

I have taught a wide range of information systems and information technology units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Compulsive YouTube Use

"YouTube addiction" fills a surprising number of pages on the Web. But, a less serious and more common problem associated with YouTube use is compulsion. Compulsive YouTube use occurs when a person is unable to exercise self-control overuse. You can get a sense of compulsive use by thinking about those moments when you can’t resist the temptation to watch recommended videos after the one or two you had initially planned. If you can’t stop watching recommended videos, your YouTube use...

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