Original Articles

Investigation of the relationship between nomophobia prevalence with aggression and anger and social media addiction in TRNC

Alpha Psychiatry 2019; 20: Supplement 87-90
DOI: 10.5455/apd.302644867
Read: 866 Downloads: 545 Published: 01 April 2019

Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of nomophobia in individuals aged 18-65 years in TRNC and to determine whether aggression and anger play a mediating role in nomophobia. Methods: Personal Information Form, Nomophobia Scale, Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS), Buss Perry Aggression Scale (BPAS) and Continuous Anger-Anger Expression Scale (CAAES) were used. A total of 1021 people were included in the study and the data were collected between April and May 2019. Results: The prevalence of nomophobia in TRNC was 54.1%. It was seen that the nomophobic and non-nomophobic individuals had higher scores in all subscales of SMAS and BPAS in all subscales except the anger control subdimension (p=0.472). The results of the study showed that physical aggression, virtual tolerance, virtual communication and anger-in dimensions had an effect on nomophobia. It is thought that it is important to consider behaviors such as aggression and anger when exa-mining nomophobia. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2019; 20(0.200): 87-90]

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