SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

Elif Nur DEMİREL – Hatice KUMCAĞIZ

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to examine the socıal relatıonshıps of mıddle school students wıth smart phone use. The sample of the research consists of 441 students studying in the middle schools of Bafra district of Samsun in 2016-2017 education year. The data in the research were collected using the Smartphone Addiction Scale, Provision of Social Relationship Scale and Personal Information Form, and analyzed and interpreted using the SPSS 23 package program. Mann Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test were used in the analysis of the data. The relationship between variables was examined by Spearman’s correlation. As a result of the study, it was found that there was a negative relationship between the smartphone addiction and the family support scores of the elementary school students and there was no significant relationship in the friendship support scores. It was determined that smart phone dependency did not show any significant difference according to the genital variance, but showed difference according to family support and friend support. According to class variable, it was found that there was a meaningful difference in smartphone depedency however it wasn’t differ in family and friend support. It was resulted that according to the education level of the mother, there was no significant difference between phone depedency and family but to mother education, it was differ in support of friends. Similarly, there was no significant difference between telephone dependence and friendship support according to father education status, but family support was found to vary according to father education. The results of the research were discussed and suggested in the light of the related literature.

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