ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
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An Evaluation of the Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Nomophobia and Comorbid Mental Disorders in Adolescents

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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pamukkale University, School of Medicine, Denizli, Türkiye

Addicta 2023; 10: 75-85
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2023.22019
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The aim of this study was to evaluate self-compassion and nomophobia in adolescents aged 14–18 years and to investigate the relationship between self-compassion and nomophobia and comorbid mental health disorders. A questionnaire formed from the self-compassion scale, Nomophobia Scale, and a sociodemographic form was delivered online to adolescents who presented at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Diseases Polyclinic of Pamukkale University between January and June 2020. A total of 234 adolescents completed the questionnaires. The level of nomophobia was found to be statistically significantly higher in females than in males (p = .024). The level of self-compassion was found to be statistically significantly lower in females than in males (p < .001). A negative weak correlation was determined between the total self-compassion scores and the total nomophobia scores (r: −.308, p < .001). As self-compassion decreased, the tendency to nomophobia increased. No statistically significant difference was found between total Nomophobia Scale and total self-compassion scores between those with and without comorbid mental disorders. The relationship between self-compassion and nomophobia is a subject not yet seen in the literature, but self-compassion could be considered a significant variable indicating mental health.

Cite this article as: Aktaş Terzioğlu, M., Toker Uğurlu, T., Aksoy, C., & Gümüş, Ü. (2023). An evaluation of the relationship between selfcompassion and nomophobia and comorbid mental disorders in adolescents. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 10(1), 75-85.

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