Abstract


THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INTERNET ADDICTION AND EMOTIONAL SELF-AWARENESS AND COPING WITH STRESS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Today, the internet is used for many purposes such as chatting, watching movies, playing games, shopping and doing research. Despite its many useful impacts, internet use can become a problem for some people due to the increase in its use. The main purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between emotional self-awareness and coping styles, which are thought to affect university students' internet addiction. A relational survey model has been used in the study. The study was conducted with 262 females and 150 males, a total of 412 university students. The data were collected with the Internet Addiction Scale, Coping Styles Inventory, A Emotional Self-Awareness Scale-10 and Personal Information Form. The data of the study were analyzed using independent group t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Analysis and Hierarchical Regression method. The analysis of the findings revealed that emotional self-awareness and self-confident approach were negatively associated with internet addiction. On the other hand, there were positive correlations between internet addiction and submissive, and helpless styles. According to the hierarchical regression model, coping styles and emotional self-awareness predicted internet addiction. In addition, it was concluded that the most predictive variable of internet addiction was the helpless approach. It is thought that it would be beneficial to conduct similar studies with individuals at other age and education levels and to improve the female/male ratio in further studies. In addition, in further studies, it is suggested that the data can be collected face to face for eliminating sampling bias.



Keywords

University students, internet addiction, emotional self-awareness, stress coping styles.


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