INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION

Yağmur Çerkez, Dönay Kara

Abstract


It is observed that the relationship between the use of the social media by people and the loneliness and depression increases day by day. The main aim of this study is to examine the loneliness, depression and use of the social media by university students with different variables. The study group of the research consists of a total of 530 students during the spring term of the academic year 2014-2015. There was a significant difference among the faculties in terms of using the social media between the Faculties of Education and Theology and the average use of social media by the Faculty of Education was determined to be significantly higher. A significant difference emerged when the relationship between the use of the social media and the levels of depression is studied. 

 

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loneliness, depression, social media, university students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.456

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