THE ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SMARTPHONE ADDICTION REGARDING THE VARIABLES OF GENDER, ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND MOBILE GAME PLAYING

2018-02-01
Özen, İrem
Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan
Samur, Yavuz
Yıldırım, İbrahim Soner
The aim of the study is to examine the level of university students' smartphone addiction in terms of gender, mobile game playing and academic success level. The participants of the study consist of 301 students who studying at a state university. Independent sample t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used in the analysis of the data. When the findings were examined, it was determined that the level of smartphone addiction of university students who play mobile games and those of whom play for a longer period were found to be higher, while there was no difference between the level of smartphone addiction of university students in terms of gender. It was also revealed that students who have lower academic success are at higher risk of smartphone addiction than the ones who have higher academic success. It has also been found that the university students often use their smartphones in bed and intensely use social networking sites through their smartphone as the main purpose of use. In addition, it is considered that playing mobile games for longer periods on smartphones is significant in terms of smartphone addiction level for university students.

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Citation Formats
İ. Özen, D. M. Gezgin, Y. Samur, and İ. S. Yıldırım, “THE ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ SMARTPHONE ADDICTION REGARDING THE VARIABLES OF GENDER, ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND MOBILE GAME PLAYING,” presented at the XV. European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences (01 - 03 Şubat 2018), Kuşadası , Aydın, Türkiye, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/72193.