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ERIC Number: EJ1245882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-4741
Investigation of Nomophobia Levels of Vocational School Students According to Demographic Characteristics and Intelligent Phone Use Habits
Yildiz, Ezgi Pelin; Çengel, Metin; Alkan, Ayse
Higher Education Studies, v10 n1 p132-143 2020
Nomophobia, which is accepted as the disease of today, is defined as the fear of being deprived of mobile phone. The aim of this study is to reveal the changes of nomophobia levels of Vocational School students according to demographic characteristics and smartphone usage habits. The study group consisted of 250 students studying at Hendek Vocational School of Sakarya University. The research was conducted in relational survey model. In this research, Measuring Problematic Mobile Phone Use: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the PUMP Scale developed by Stone and Bibbey (2013) was used as data collection tool. The scale consists of 20 items, 5-point Likert scale "Strongly Disagree-Disagree-Undecided-Agree-Strongly Agree" was used in answering the scale items. The scale supports a single factor structure. Internal consistency coefficient was found to be excellent (a = 0.94) and strong correlations between items (?? = 0.76, p <0.00). According to the results of the study, there was no significant difference between demographic characteristics such as gender, age, department and nomophobia. However, the habits of using smart phones; it was found that there was a significant difference between year of use-charging intervals-checking intervals and forgetfulness panic states and nomophobia levels.
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Language: English
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