2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 192-199
Associated Factors of Smartphone Addiction in the Students of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Gül ERGÜN1, Aysun GÜZEL2, Emre UMUCU3
1Assoc. Prof., Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
2Asst. Prof., Department of Emergency Aid and Disaster Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey
3Asst. Prof., Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Keywords: Addiction, fatigue, smartphone, students, sleeplessness

Aim: This study aimed to investigate associated factors of smartphone addiction in the students of a faculty of health sciences.

Material and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. A total of 839 health sciences students participated in our study. The data was collected by Personal Information Form, the Smartphone Addiction Scale-Short Form, the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index, and the Piper Fatigue Scale.

Results: As the smartphone addiction score increases by 0.59 units, the sleep quality total score increases by one unit. The smartphone addiction score decreases by 0.12 units when the fatigue score increases by one unit. It was determined that female students' smartphone addiction scale scores were higher than male students.

Conclusion: The female students’ Smartphone Addiction Scale scores average were higher than males. In addition, fatigue and sleep problems were more significant in individuals with smartphone addiction. Appropriate Technology Use courses should be added to the curriculum to prevent telephone addiction.