ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
Research Article

The Prevalence of Nomophobia among University Students and Nomophobia’s Relationship with Social Phobia: The Case of Bingöl University


(PhD Candidate), Department of Social Work, Institute of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey


Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey

Addicta 2019; 6: 611-629
DOI: 10.15805/addicta.2019.6.3.0078
Read: 617 Downloads: 364 Published: 01 October 2019

The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between nomophobia and social phobia and the prevalence of nomophobia (NO-MObile-PHOne-PhoBIA) among university students. Within the scope of the research, 307 students studying at Bingöl University’s Department of Social Work were reached. In order to collect data, a demographic information form with questions about age, grade, and gender was applied alongside the Nomophobia Scale and the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. According to the results of the study, 41% of the participants are nomophobic. As a result of the study, a low positive correlation has been found between nomophobia and social phobia. These results show nomophobia to have become a rapidly spreading problem among university students and preventive studies to be required on the factors affecting nomophobia and social phobia.

To cite this article: Apak, E., & Yaman, Ö. M. (2019). The prevalence of nomophobia among university students and nomophobia’s relationship with social phobia: The case of Bingöl University Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 6, 611–629.

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