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DETERMINING NOMOPHOBIA LEVELS OF VOCATIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS: KIRIKHAN VOCATIONAL COLLEGE SAMPLE

In this study, the level of nomophobia (fear of mobile phone deprivation) students of Vocational School students were examined in terms of various variables (sex, department, class). In this context, the data had been collected through Nomofobia Questionnaire consisted of 4 subscales (Giving up convenience, Not being able to communicate, Losing connectedness, Not being able to access information) from 217 (107 female and 110 male) students studying at Kırıkhan Vocational High School during the spring semester of 2017. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was found ,937. K-means clustering analysis was performed to determine students’ level of nomophobia. As a result of the analysis; 27% of the students were found to be very high, 24% were high, 24% were moderate and 25% were low nomophobic. Smart phone usage period per day were 5.38 hours. . It was seen that the students' level of nomophobia was lowly and positively correlated with the time of daily telephone usage. Independent groups t-test and one-way AVONA tests were used to determine whether there were statistically significant differences according to the variables. As a result of the analyzes; it was found that female vocational college students were more nomophobic than males and students in first grade were more nomophobic than second grade students. According to departments; for Giving up convenience subcale, Internet and Network Technology and Accounting and Taxation department students were more nomophobic then Computer Technology department students. Also for Losing connectedness subscale, Accounting and Taxation department students were more nomophobic then Computer Technology department students. There were not any significant differance in other subscales.



Keywords
Nomophobia, Vocational College Students, Smart Mobile Phone



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