Delibay, Damla
This thesis aims to understand young adult women's compulsive online shopping experiences. In order to reveal the subjective experiences of the participants, a qualitative research method was chosen. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight participants between the ages of 18 and 35, who stated that they cannot control their excessive online shopping behavior despite the psychological and financial problems related to the behavior. The data were analyzed with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). For this thesis, four superordinate themes have emerged. These themes were: (1) the role of online shopping in the relationships with others, (2) personal functions of online shopping, (3) what comes with the shopping: "more than a product", and (4) the vicious circle of online shopping. The emerging themes were discussed based on the psychoanalytic literature.


A psychoanalytical study of women’s experiences related to early paternal loss and romantic relations
Polat, Makbule Su; Gençöz, Tülin; Department of Psychology (2020-8)
This thesis aims to examine the experiences of loss and romantic relations of women who have lost their fathers between the ages of 4-6. In order to do so, an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) have been conducted with 5 women. Multiple interviews were held with each participant. The results of the study have provided support for the previous literature suggesting that death is perceived differently before the age of 6. It has been revealed that loss results with important changes in familial dy...
Social media addiction: Psychoanalytic approach
Aktaş, Dilan; Gençöz, Faruk; Canbolat, Fazilet; Department of Psychology (2021-10)
The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of individuals who define themselves as social media addicts. In particular, it is aimed to understand how the excessive use of social media affects the lives of the participants and the meaning they attribute to it. For this purpose, a qualitative research method was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six participants. In the light of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), the data was analyzed to find the emerging themes. In th...
Genç Yetişkinlerde Baba Kaybı ve Yas: Nitel bir Çalışma
Maraş, Ayşen; Gençöz, Faruk (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2020-10-26)
Bu çalışmada, genç yetişkinlerin baba kaybı ve yas deneyimini derinlemesine incelemek hedeflenmiştir. Bu amaçla, yedi genç yetişkin ile yarı yapılandırılmış derinlemesine görüşmeler gerçekleştirilerek, “Genç yetişkinlerde baba kaybı nasıl deneyimlenmektedi r?” sorusunu cevaplamak amaçlanmıştır. Yapılan görüşmeler, Yorumlayıcı Fenomonolojik Analiz (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) ile analiz edilmiştir. Bu makalede elde edilen temaların dört tanesi ayrıntılandırılarak sunulmuştur. Bu temaları, baba ...
The effect of individual digitalization level on consumer risk perception
Birinci, Şehide Ruken; Department of Business Administration (2022-6)
This study investigates the role of risk perception in the online shopping context. The effects of degree of consumer digitalization, product involvement, consumer innovativeness, price sensitivity, and level of internet use on twelve different perceived risk dimensions- financial risk, economic risk, performance risk, product risk, time risk, privacy risk, security risk, social risk, psychological risk, after-sale risk, delivery risk, and transaction risk- are explored based on a multicultural sample of re...
Adults’ lived experiences of excessive online game playing
Özcan, Ece; Gençöz, Tülin; Fazilet, Canbolat; Department of Psychology (2020-9)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the lived experiences of adults who play online games excessively. In particular, it aims at investigating the individuals’ accounts of their engagement in excessive online gaming in terms of the effects of online gaming in their lives and the meanings they attribute to it. Qualitative research is used for this purpose. Semi-structured interviews are done with eight male adults who state that their online gaming behavior is excessive. The data is analyzed to identify sup...
Citation Formats
D. Delibay, “COMPULSIVE ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG ADULT WOMEN: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.