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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(6) 96-110

The Mediating Role of Self-Control in the Relationship between Nomophobia and Basic Psychological Needs in University Students

Aykut Günlü & Aslı Uz Bas

pp. 96 - 110   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2206-22-0001.R1

Published online: December 11, 2022  |   Number of Views: 119  |  Number of Download: 279


This research aims to determine the mediating role of self-control in the relationship between basic psychological needs and nomophobia. The study employed a relational survey method in which the relations between the variables are examined within the framework of the structural equation model. The sample of the study consists of 688 students selected according to stratification and convenient sampling. Personal information form, Nomophobia Scale, Need Satisfaction Scale, and Self Management scale was used in the study. The data were analysed using the SPSS 22 and AMOS 20 programs. According to research results, 0.4% of university students did not have a nomophobic tendency, 65.7% had a mild nomophobic tendency, 30.8% moderate nomophobic tendency, and 3.1% had an extreme nomophobic tendency. In addition, need satisfaction predicted self-control positively, while self-control predicted nomophobia negatively. With the inclusion of the self-control variable as a mediator in the model, the predictive power of need satisfaction of nomophobia lost its significance. Need satisfaction predicts nomophobia on self-control significantly. It can indicated that the coefficients of the direct and indirect paths that emerged as a result of the Bootstrap analysis are significant and that it assumes the role of a full mediator of self-control.

Keywords: Basic Psychological Needs, Nomophobia, Self-Control, Self-Determination Theory

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APA 6th edition
Gunlu, A. & Bas, A.U. (2022). The Mediating Role of Self-Control in the Relationship between Nomophobia and Basic Psychological Needs in University Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(6), 96-110. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.477.7

Gunlu, A. and Bas, A. (2022). The Mediating Role of Self-Control in the Relationship between Nomophobia and Basic Psychological Needs in University Students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(6), pp. 96-110.

Chicago 16th edition
Gunlu, Aykut and Asli Uz Bas (2022). "The Mediating Role of Self-Control in the Relationship between Nomophobia and Basic Psychological Needs in University Students ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (6):96-110. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.477.7.

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