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ERIC Number: EJ1112838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Effects of Gender and Personality Differences on Twitter Addiction among Turkish Undergraduates
Kircaburun, Kagan
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n24 p33-42 2016
In this study, it was aimed to examine the association between gender, personality traits and Twitter addiction (TA) among undergraduates. Study group consisted of 365 undergraduate students who are enrolled at the state university in western region of Black sea. Big Five Inventory, TA Scale and personal information form were used for data collection. In order to analyze the data, descriptive statistics, t test, Pearson's correlation and multiple regression analyses were utilized. As a result of the study, it was found that while 37.5% of the participants were mildly addicted to Twitter, 14.5% of them were addicted moderately. Another finding suggested that addiction levels of the male students were significantly higher than females. Results also indicated that while gender was positive predictor of TA, agreeableness, conscientiousness and extraversion were significantly negatively predicting the TA levels of the Turkish undergraduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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