The European Educational Researcher

The Mediating Role of Self-Alienation between Fear of Covid-19 and Smartphone Addiction

The European Educational Researcher, Online-First Articles, pp. 235-252
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ABSTRACT
The Covid-19 pandemic, which affects all areas of life, also continues to affect addiction situations. The present study was conducted to investigate the relationships among self-alienation, fear of Covid-19 and smartphone addiction. Within the scope of the research, 4 hypotheses were tested. Using the “Structural Equation Model” (SEM), the mediating role of “Self-alienation” between “Fear of Covid-19” and “Smartphone Addiction” was examined. This study included 619 university students who were enrolled in the 2021-2022 academic year. These students of 429 (69.3%) are female and 190 (30.7%) are male. Participants are studying via distance education. Data were obtained with “Personal Information Form”, “Fear of Covid-19 Scale”, “Alienation Scale” and “Smartphone Addiction Scale”. As a result of the research, all of the hypotheses have been proven. In addition, it has been found that university students scored high levels on “Fear of Covid-19”, “Self-alienation” and “Smartphone Addiction”.
KEYWORDS
Self-alienation, Smartphone Addiction, Structural Equation Model (SEM), Fear of Covid-19
CITATION (APA)
ÖZOK, H. İ., Mukba, G., & Tayiz, V. (2022). The Mediating Role of Self-Alienation between Fear of Covid-19 and Smartphone Addiction. The European Educational Researcher. https://doi.org/10.31757/euer.531
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