What is Your Level of Nomophobia? An Investigation of Prevalence and Level of Nomophobia Among Young People in Turkey


GÜRBÜZ İ. B. , Ozkan G.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, vol.56, no.5, pp.814-822, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10597-019-00541-2
  • Title of Journal : COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.814-822
  • Keywords: Nomophobia, Smartphone usage, Social media addiction, Adolescents, Rural residence, CELLULAR PHONE, MOBILE PHONE, ADDICTION

Abstract

This research was conducted to measure the nomophobia levels of young people. The sample of the study consisted of 400 young people living in rural districts of Bursa province in Turkey. The results show that 8.5% of the youth was severely nomophobic, 71.5% were moderate and 20.0% were mildly nomophobic. There was no statistically significant difference between gender and working status and nomophobia level but statistically significant differences were encountered between age and educational status. As young people's age increased, the levels of nomophobia they suffer decreased. They asserted a higher level of nomophobia during high school years. Despite a slight decrease in university years, students' nomophobia levels were higher than the graduates and working youth. When the sub-dimensions of the scale were examined, the 'avoidance' and 'conflict' factors were above the NoSmartPhone Scale (NSPS) mean score, but the interwind identity and attachment factors were below the mean score.