Facebook Addiction Levels of Students in the Physical Education and Sport Department

Volume 4 - Issue 2
Çetin Yaman
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Abstract:


The variety and amount of time we use the technological equipment are increasing every day with the developing technology. In the meantime, technology addiction is confronting us as an important issue. Especially with the development and common use of mobile technologies, the levels of addiction to social media are expanding. The aim of this study is to measure the Facebook addiction levels of the Physical Education and Sports Teaching students that are studying in the Sports Sciences Faculty and examine their Facebook addiction levels concerning a number of variables. Descriptive method was used within the framework of the study and the “Facebook Addiction Survey” developed by Çam and İşbulan (2012) was used as the data collection tool. 274 volunteer students participated in the study. As a result of the study, the Facebook addiction levels of the Physical Education and Sports Teaching students are noted to be at low levels. On the other hand, when the Facebook addiction levels’ mean scores are compared, it is seen that the mean scores for male students are higher when compared to the scores of the female students and the scores of the students in the 3rd grade are at higher levels when compared to the scores of the students in the 1st and 2nd grades.

Keywords

  • Facebook
  • addiction
  • social network
  • teacher candidates
  • sport education
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