DETERMINATION OF ASSOCIATE?S DEGREE STUDENTS? INTERNET ADDICTION LEVELS AND ANALYSIS REGARDING SOME VARIABLES

Abstract

Author(s): Ahmet UYAR, Ahmet TEM?Z

Aim of this study was to determine associate’s degree students’ internet addiction levels and to anlyze these levels according to certain variables. The study was modelled via descriptive survey method. The data were obtained using “Internet Addiction Scale” which was developed by Hahn and Jerusalem (2001) and adapted into Turkish by ?ahin and Korkmaz (2011). Frequency, percentiles, arithmetic means, standard deviation, dependent groups t-test, one-way ANOVA and Dunnett C tests were employed in data analysis. As a result of the research, it was found that internet addiction levels of the associate’s degree students were low. Moreover, it was concluded that the associate’s degree students’ internet addiction levels did not show significant differences in terms of some variables which were gender, grade, type of education (day or night), state of using internet on home computers and time of using smart phones. In addition, internet addiction levels of the students checking their mobile phones 41 times or more a day were found higher compared to those who checked them 1-10 times, 21-30 times and 31-40 times a day.

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