Volume 7 - Issue 1
The Relationship Between Smartphone Addiction and Life Satisfaction: Faculty of Sport Sciences Students
Hale Kula
Erciyes University
Cihan Ayhan
Sakarya University of Applied Sciences
Fikret Soyer
Faculty of Sports Sciences, Sakarya University of Applied Sciences
Zülbiye Kaçay
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Abstract:
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between smartphone addiction and life satisfaction of sport sciences faculty’ students and to determine whether these parameters differ in terms of various variables. In the study, the Smartphone Addiction Scale, which was developed by Kwon et al. (2013) and adapted to Turkish by Noyan et al. (2015) was applied to determine the level of smartphone addiction of the participants. Life Satisfaction Scale developed by Diener et al. (1985) and adapted to Turkish by Köker (1991) was used to measure the life satisfaction levels of the participants. Conventional sampling method was preferred for sample selection and face-to-face survey method was used for data collection. In the analysis of the obtained data, descriptive statistics, Independent Sample t-test, One-way ANOVA and Pearson Correlation Analysis were used. . A total of 554 volunteers participated in the study: 276 males (49,8 %) and 278 females (50,2%). According to the results of the research, smartphone addiction and life satisfaction parameters differ statistically significant according to various variables. In addition, there was a significant negative correlation between life satisfaction and smartphone addiction. As a result, it was found that life satisfaction levels increased as smartphone addiction levels of participants decreased.
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