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The Relationship Between High School Students’ Fear of Mobile Telephone Deprivation and Life Satisfaction Levels


This study aims to find out the relationship between high school students’ fear of mobile phone deprivation and their levels of life satisfaction. The study was carried out with 417 students (186 male and 231 female) studying at an Anatolian High School belonging to the Ministry of National Education in Turkey in the Spring Term of the academic year of 2016-2017. In the study, the relational survey model was used as a descriptive research method. "The Scale of Fear of Mobile Deprivation" and "Life Satisfaction Scale" were applied to the students as data collection instruments. Descriptive statistics, independent groups t-test, one-way variance of analysis and correlation analysis were used for the analysis of the data obtained from the scales. As a result of the study, it was found that there was no statistically significant difference between the gender of the students, their class levels and levels of fear of mobile phone deprivation in terms of their socioeconomic levels. It was also found that there was a statistically significant difference in their life satisfaction levels with respect to their class levels and socioeconomic levels; however, no statistically significant difference was found between their life satisfaction levels when gender was considered. As a result of the Pearson correlation analysis, there was no statistically significant relationship between the students' fear of mobile phone deprivation and their life satisfaction levels. This result indicates that the students were not affected by the fear of mobile phone deprivation.

Keywords: : Nomophobia, correlation, life satisfaction, high school, mobile phone