An investigation of high school students’ social media attitudes and its relationship between their narcissism and loneliness levels


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Rehberlik ve Psikolojik Danışmanlık Anabilim dalı, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: CEMİLE YABANCI

Consultant: Figen Akça

Abstract:

The main aim of this research is to determine whether there is a meaningful correlation of high school students’ social media attitudes with their narcissism and loneliness levels. It is also aimed to determine the relationship between their social media attitudes with their narcissism and loneliness levels according to the variables such as gender, class level, school type. 617 students who were studying at 7 different high schools in Istanbul in 2017-2018 academic year participated in the research. In this study which is conducted on the basis of the relational screening model, ‘Social Media Attitude Scale’, ‘Narcissistic Personality Scale’, ‘UCLA Loneliness Scale’ and ‘Personal Information Form’ prepared by the researcher were used as data collection tools. The data obtained in the study were analyzed by transferring it to the SPSS (version 22.0) program. While analyzes were made in line with the purpose and questions of the research; T-test for unrelated samples, one way variance analysis (ANOVA), Pearson Moments Multiplication Corrrelation, Spearman Row Correlation and Multiple Regression Analysis techniques were used to analyze data. As a result of the research, social media and narcissism were found to be significantly correlated in the positive direction, social media and loneliness were significantly correlated in the negative direction, narcissism and loneliness were significantly correlated in the negative direction. Additionally, narcissism level differs according to grade level, family income status, academic achievement. Social media attitude differs according to gender. Loneliness level differs according to school type, class level, family income status, academic achievement. As a result of the analyses, it was seen that narcissism and loneliness explained 6% of the social media attitude.