The Prevalence of Nomophobia among University Students and Nomophobia's Relationship with Social Phobia: The Case of Bingol University


Apak E., Yaman O. M.

ADDICTA-THE TURKISH JOURNAL ON ADDICTIONS, cilt.6, ss.611-629, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15805/addicta.2019.6.3.0078
  • Dergi Adı: ADDICTA-THE TURKISH JOURNAL ON ADDICTIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.611-629

Özet

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between nomophobia and social phobia and the prevalence of nomophobia (NO-MObile-PHOne-PhoBIA) among university students. Within the scope of the research, 307 students studying at Bingol University Department of Social Work were reached. In order to collect data, a demographic information form with questions about age, grade, and gender was applied alongside the Nomophobia Scale and the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. According to the results of the study, 41% of the participants are nomophobic. As a result of the study, a low positive correlation has been found between nomophobia and social phobia. These results show nomophobia to have become a rapidly spreading problem among university students and preventive studies to be required on the factors affecting nomophobia and social phobia.