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Nomophobia among undergraduate students and its link to mobile learning

The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of nomophobia among undergraduate students and its link to mobile learning. The present study utilized a correlational research design. The sample consisted of 146 undergraduate students from a Turkish public university in Ankara. As data collection tools, the Turkish version of Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q), Mobile Learning Attitude Scale (MLAS) were administrated. The students' mobile phone use for educational purposes were also asked. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were conducted via SPSS 22.0. The results of the study showed that undergraduate students had an average nomophobia level and they used their mobile phones for several educational purposes. The students' level of nomophobia was significantly related to educational activities performed by their mobile phones. A weak relationship was also found between nomophobia and social media use on mobile phones. Furthermore, the relationship between nomophobia level and mobile learning attitude was examined. It was found that the students' level of nomophobia was significantly correlated with their attitudes towards mobile learning.