ANALYZING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF INTERNET ADDICTION AND THE LIFE SATISFACTION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTSJournal: Educational Research International (Vol.5, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Authors : Aygen ÇAKMAK; Fatma ELİBOL; Fatma ÇALIŞANDEMİR; Seda ÖZKUBAT;
Page : 1-9
Keywords : Internet addiction; Life satisfaction; University students;
In this study, the aim is to analyze relationships between the level of internet addiction and life satisfaction of university students and to identify whether social-demographic features makes difference in point average of the level of internet addiction and life satisfaction or not. The study group of investigation consists of 366 students who are students of Faculty of Health Sciences and who accept to join to the study voluntarily. The data are collected with ‘'Personal Information Form'' prepared by investigators, improved by Young (1998), ‘'Internet Addiction Scale'' (IAS) adapted to Turkish by Bayraktar (2001), the study of adapting Turkish improved by Diener and his friends (1985), and ‘'Life Satisfaction Scale'' (LSS) done by Aysan(2001). The data obtained from investigation is evaluated with ‘'Pearson correlation coefficient analysis, t-test, one-way analysis of variance''. At the end of investigation, it is determined that there is a meaningful difference between internet addiction state according to gender, class level, the place they stay and using internet period of university students; and life satisfaction point averages according to gender, academic standing and the place they stay of university students(p.05).
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