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Primary School Teacher Candidates and Nomophobia

Emel GÜVEY AKTAY, Hanife Pinar KUŞÇU Download Article PDF

Smartphones have become an integral part of modern life in a technological age, and likewise stirs mixed emotions among people. However, technology’s influence is only increasing as it becomes evermore advanced, and has youth in particular wrapped around its finger. One such consequence of this is nomophobia. Nomophobia can be defined as the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone or being unable to use your phone for any given reason. This fear of the absence of one’s phone can cause numerous physical and psychological issues. This study aims to examine nomophobia among primary school teacher candidates in terms of different factors. It was looked at whether or not the severity/degree of this condition differed by gender, academic year, grade point average, how long students had a mobile phone, how long students talked over phone and how long students used the internet for 260 teacher candidates an anonymous state university participated as the sample in the study, which was performed based on the general survey model. Data was collected using the Nomophobia Scale (NMP-Q) developed by Yildirim and Correia (2015), and adapted into Turkish by Yildirim, Sumuer, Adnan, and Yildirim (2016). The scale contains 20 items, each of which were scaled between 1 and 7, 1 being “I strongly disagree” and 7 being “I strongly agree”. SPSS was used to analyze the data with the goal of seeing whether or not there was any marked statistical significance between the variables.

Keywords: Nomophobia, smart phone, primary school teacher, teacher candidate