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ERIC Number: EJ1184958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9955
The Relationship between Nomophobia and Loneliness among Turkish Adolescents
Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan; Hamutoglu, Nazire Burcin; Sezen-Gultekin, Gozde; Ayas, Tuncay
International Journal of Research in Education and Science, v4 n2 p358-374 Sum 2018
This study looks into the relationship between nomophobia and loneliness, and the effects of smartphone and mobile internet use among adolescents. A total of 301 adolescents were employed for the study and the data were collected via Nomophobia (NMP-Q) and UCLA Loneliness Short-Form (ULS-8) Scales. The study was conducted in a relational survey model using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and linear regression. According to the findings the levels of nomophobic behaviors of adolescents were at a moderate level. While there was not a statistically significant correlation in terms of the duration of smartphone ownership and monthly mobile internet GSM quota, a significant difference was found in terms of the duration of mobile internet ownership, the duration of daily mobile internet use, and daily smartphone checking time. Finally, there was a statistically significant relationship between nomophobia and loneliness, and it can be ascertained that loneliness of adolescents predicts their nomophobia levels to a certain extent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale
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