Volume 7 - Issue 3

July 2019

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Association Between Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Social Support, Resilience and Internet Addiction: A Structural Equation Modelling

İbrahim TAŞ
Pages: 1-10

The objective of this study is to test whether depression, anxiety, stress, social support and resilience have a significant effect on predicting internet addiction in university students. For this purpose, the pattern of the associations between the variables was examined. The study was conducted on 349 students attending two different universities during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. In the study, Personal Information Form, Depression, Anxiety Stress Scale, Internet Addiction Scale, Perceived Social Support Scale and Resilience Scale were used to collect data. First of all, whether the data were normally distributed was tested. The data, which were found to be normally distributed, were analyzed with correlation and structural equation modelling and SPSS 25 and AMOS 25 programs were used to analyze data. Significant negative association was found between internet addiction and depression, anxiety and stress. Significant negative association was found between internet addiction and social support and resilience. Significant positive association was found between social support and resilience. Fit indices, regression coefficients and variance values of the model were found to be significant. The variables were found to explain 25% of the variance in internet addiction. It was found that the proposed theoretical model to explain internet addiction was confirmed and the results obtained were in parallel with the literature.

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The Mediator Role of Authenticity in the Relation between Submissive Behaviors and Internet Addiction

Gazanfer ANLI
Pages: 11-21

In this study, the relationship was investigated between self-esteem and loneliness in social networks among students in a guidance and psychological counselling teaching department. The study was conducted during the 2017-2018 academic year with 312 trainee school counsellors from Turkey. In terms of data collection, the Social Network Loneliness Scale, and the Self-esteem Scale were employed, and a statistical analysis of the data was conducted. We found a negative relationship between self-esteem and loneliness as experienced in social networks, although neither differs according to sex, age and class level. It was also found that those who use the Internet for communication purposes have high levels of loneliness and self-esteem in social networks. While self-esteem levels among users of the Internet are high, those who use it to read about or watch the news have high levels of loneliness. No relationship was found between self-esteem and social network loneliness levels and among those who use the Internet for playing games. Regular sporting habits were found to have a positive effect on self-esteem, but no effect on the level of loneliness in social networks.

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Exploring Undergraduates’ Digital Citizenship Levels: Adaptation of the Digital Citizenship Scale to Turkish

Cahit ERDEM Mehmet KOÇYİĞİT
Pages: 22-38

This study reports the results of two successive studies on digital citizenship. ‘Study I’ aims to adapt the Digital Citizenship Scale, developed by Choi, Glassman and Cristol (2017), into Turkish context, and ‘Study II’ examines undergraduates’ levels of digital citizenship with respect to the variables of age, faculty, gender, amount of daily computer use, amount of daily smartphone use, and self-evaluations as to their skills levels of digital technology use. In Study I, the adaptation process of the scale, and validity and reliability analyses are provided based on data obtained from 272 undergraduates from 8 different universities in Turkey. A valid and reliable 18-item adapted form of Digital Citizenship Scale is offered in this part. In Study II, a survey design study, data were obtained from 220 undergraduates from a state university in Turkey and their digital citizenship levels were examined with respect to various variables. It was found out that the participating undergraduates had a medium level of digital citizenship, and they had the lowest mean in Internet Political Activism and the highest mean in Technical Skills. A significant difference between the undergraduates’ levels of digital citizenship was found only for self-evaluations as to their skills levels of digital technology use but not for the variables of age, faculty, gender, amount of daily computer use, and amount of daily smartphone use. Results are discussed, and implications are suggested.

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The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Social Network Loneliness: A Study of Trainee School Counsellors

Emin İBİLİ Mark Billinghurst
Pages: 39-56

In this study, the relationship was investigated between self-esteem and loneliness in social networks among students in a guidance and psychological counselling teaching department. The study was conducted during the 2017-2018 academic year with 312 trainee school counsellors from Turkey. In terms of data collection, the Social Network Loneliness Scale, and the Self-esteem Scale were employed, and a statistical analysis of the data was conducted. We found a negative relationship between self-esteem and loneliness as experienced in social networks, although neither differs according to sex, age and class level. It was also found that those who use the Internet for communication purposes have high levels of loneliness and self-esteem in social networks. While self-esteem levels among users of the Internet are high, those who use it to read about or watch the news have high levels of loneliness. No relationship was found between self-esteem and social network loneliness levels and among those who use the Internet for playing games. Regular sporting habits were found to have a positive effect on self-esteem, but no effect on the level of loneliness in social networks.

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Effects of Designing LEGO Robotics Instructional Practices on The Prospective Science Teachers’ Resistive Behaviors Towards Technology Supported Instruction

Gamze YAVUZ KONOKMAN Barış ÇUKURBAŞI
Pages: 57-71

The study was conducted to determine the effects of designing LEGO robotics instructional practices (LRIP) on the prospective science teachers’ resistive behaviors towards technology supported instruction (TSI) and their views on these instructions. Mixed method research was used. The study group was selected taking into account the criteria of one of the purposive sampling methods. The study group was made by 18 prospective teachers trained in the Science Education Department. The data were gathered with the help of data collection tools such as the resistive behavior scale and the questionnaire on resistance towards TSI. Data were collected using data collection tools such as a questionnaire on resistive behavior scale and resistance to TSI. Quantitative data were analyzed by t-test for dependent samples using SPSS, and qualitative data were analyzed by inductive content analysis method using Nvivo. Findings indicated that participants who designed LRIP participated more voluntarily in the TSI. Moreover, it was inferred from qualitative data that LRIP led to overcome the prospective science teachers’ resistive behaviors to TSI. As a result of the study, it can be said that the prospective science teachers had positive opinions and perceptions on TSI after their experience of designing LRIP and integrated into the learning and teaching process.

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