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Facebook Addiction Among High School Students In Turkey

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  • ?ükrü BALCI

    () (Selcuk University Communication Faculty)

  • Salih T?RYAK?

    () (Selcuk University Communication Faculty)

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The social networks such as Facebook and MySpace provide opportunity to individuals for presenting themselves, develop relations with other people and also offer ability to continue of them. Furthermore, social networks are used to interact with the people they know and also the new people they want to meet. By naturally Facebook is a very helpful social networking when it is used consciously. But use of excessive and pointless of it carries with the problem of addiction. Facebook addiction is a fairly common problem among young people. Addiction may lead an experience of erosion in social relations. Facebook addicts may experience problems with their families, friends, at work or in school. Addicted people may pass less time outside of their home and may spend less time with their friends. They may be insensitive to the happenings around while they are with computer. They may prefer to meet their friends on computer to face to face relations outside. Here, in the sample of the area survey conducted with the high school students in Konya City tries to reveal the addiction profiles of students. The data of research are collected by questionnaire technique based on the face to face interviews with 494 participants. In the results it is found that, the addiction levels of female students are higher than the levels of male students. The Facebook addiction level increase when the time passing in using of Facebook in a session and weekly using of the frequency of Facebook increase. Also results show us the using experience of Facebook has a significant positive correlation with Facebook addiction.

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  • ?ükrü BALCI & Salih T?RYAK?, 2014. "Facebook Addiction Among High School Students In Turkey," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 0201039, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:0201039
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    Keywords: Social sharing networks; Facebook; addiction; high school students;

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