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A STUDY TO DETERMINE SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE HABITS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: THE CASE OF AFYON KOCATEPE UNIVERSITY

Abstract

Author(s): Koray GURPINAR* Yunus YILAN**

People are now inclined to meet their social needs in social media. Social media has seen a rapid increase in use value, especially among young people. Recently, this rise can make individuals dependent on themselves and sometimes even threaten them. In this study, which was designed with this in mind, the study was conducted in Afyon Kocatepe University Vocational School and the social media use motivation and social media usage habits of the students were determined by means of a social media addiction scale consisting of 20 items and developed by Sahin and Yagci (2017). In order to determine the relationship between social media usage habits, social media addiction levels and various variables of Afyon Kocatepe University Vocational School students, a field research was conducted on the students of vocational school. Therefore, the universe of the study consists of university students studying at Vocational Schools of Afyon Kocatepe University. When the levels of social media dependency of the participants are examined, it can be said that they are focused on the expression “I am Unstable” according to the expressions in the scale. As a matter of fact, the frequency of social media use and social media dependency levels of the participants were found to be moderate.

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