Investigation of Nomophobia and Loneliness Levels of Students Performing Physical Activity

Tunc A. C. , Günay M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, cilt.9, sa.8, ss.62-69, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.62-69


The aim of the study is to examine Nomophobia and Loneliness levels of physical education students who do regular sports. Bartm University sports science students were selected by random sampling method. A total of 345 students, 137 women and 208 men participated. The research is in relational screening model. It is to determine whether there is any difference in students according to gender, age, 24-hour phone switching and nighttime hang-up. Nomophobia and Ucla Loneliness scale were used. The analysis of the data was done with SPSS software in computer environment. Skewness and kurtosis values are in normal distribution. Independent sample t test was used in binary comparisons and Anova test was used in more than two comparisons. The significance level of the tests is a = 0.05. Findings, most of the participants had mild and moderate nomophobia. According to gender, the nomophobia scale; there is a statistical difference in giving up comfort, not being able to communicate, losing online connection, and total score. Women's scores are higher than men's in three sub-dimensions and total score. In terms of loneliness, there is no gender differentiation (p <0.05). There is no significant difference in the average of loneliness scores with the nomophobia sub-dimensions and total score, according to age and night phone hang up (p <0.05). Those who open the phone 24 hours a day are more likely to give up comfort than those who do not. There is no significant difference in the nomophobia total score, other sub-dimensions and loneliness mean (p <0.05). As a results; university students engaged in sports have mild to moderate nomophobia. Women have high nomophobia than men. Turning off the phone does not affect nomophobia and loneliness. It is seen that those who are open 24 hours a day give up comfort compared to those who are closed.