Investigation of Smartphone Addiction Effect on Recreational and Physical Activity and Educational Success

Osman Gumusgul


The aim of the study was to investigate smartphone addiction effect on physical activity, recreational sports
participation and educational success. In total, 255 students studying at Dumlupinar University and using smartphone
(136 male and 119 female) voluntarily participated to the study. Within the scope of this study, Smartphone
Addiction Scale-Short Version (SAS-SV) (Noyan, Darcin, Nurmedov, Yilmaz & Dilbaz, 2015) was applied to the
participants. To the data gathered from the participants, parametric tests as Independent Sample T-Test and ANOVA
were applied (p<0.05). According to the results there is significant difference between smartphone addiction of
participants and gender, age and recreational sports (p<0,05); but there is no significant difference between
smartphone addiction and academic success and recreational activities practiced (p>0,05). It is considered that
participants with higher academic grades may have higher smartphone addiction score because of using smartphones
as teaching tool in classrooms. Participants practicing physical and recreational sports have less smartphone
addiction score and it can give a clue that smartphones are constraints for physical activities and this may be a reason
and taking precaution subject for a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy individuals.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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