INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERNET ADDICTION LEVEL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


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Authors

  • Tülin Atan Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
  • Üyesi Şaban ÜNVER Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31623/IKSAD.320122022

Keywords:

Keywords: internet, addiction, student

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine and compare the internet addiction levels of university students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences  and the Department of Computer Technologies. 300 (age; 21.92±2.94 years) undergraduate students studying at Faculty of Sports Sciences  and 300 (age; 21.35±1.20 years) undergraduate students studying at Department of Computer Technologies participated in the study. In the study, the “Internet Addiction Test” developed by Young (1998) and adapted into Turkish by Bayraktar (2001), was used to determine the internet addiction levels of undergraduate students.

Data analysis was done with SPSS 21 package program. Independent t test was used for statistical analysis. It was observed that the internet addiction levels of all undergraduate students participating in the study were in the "limited symptomatic" level. It was determined that the internet addiction scores of students studying at Department of Computer Technologies were higher than those of Faculty of Sports Sciences  students, but the scores did not differ statistically significantly according to the department they studied (p>0.05). Internet addiction scores of male students were statistically higher than female students (p0.05). As a result; Internet addiction levels of undergraduate students studying at university are at a level that shows a limited number of symptoms. Studying at Faculty of Sports Sciences  and Department of Computer Technologies does not differentiate this situation. Males show more symptoms than females.

Author Biographies

Tülin Atan, Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi

Yaşar Doğu Spor Bilimleri Fakültesi, Samsun, Türkiye 0000-0001-5660-8910

Üyesi Şaban ÜNVER, Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi

Yaşar Doğu Spor Bilimleri Fakültesi, Samsun, Türkiye 0000-0001-7378-596X

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Published

2022-12-20

How to Cite

Atan, T., & ÜNVER, Üyesi Şaban. (2022). INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERNET ADDICTION LEVEL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. IKSAD JOURNAL, 8(32), 7–9. https://doi.org/10.31623/IKSAD.320122022

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