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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(3) 27-44

Predicting Digital Addiction in Adolescents: The Role of Perceived Social Support and Well-Being Variables

Zöhre Kaya, Mehmet Sıddık Vangölü, Mevlüt Marufoğlu & Mehmet Özdemir

pp. 27 - 44   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2208-11-0004.R1

Published online: June 01, 2023  |   Number of Views: 97  |  Number of Download: 200


The aim of this study is to examine the role of perceived social support and well-being variables in predicting digital addiction levels in adolescents. The participants in this study, which was conducted based on a correlational research model, comprised 876 adolescents, of whom 55.5% (n = 486) were female and 44.5% (n = 390) were male, studying in different types of high schools during the 2018-2019 academic year and determined according to the convenience sampling method.The revised Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS-R), the Digital Addiction Scale (DAC) and the five-dimensional Measure of Adolescent Well-Being (EPOCH) were used for collection of the research data.In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation test and hierarchical regression analysis were utilized.The research findings revealed that perceived social support was significantly positively correlated with well-being and significantly negatively correlated with digital addiction. Similarly, statistically significant relationships were found between well-being and the sub-dimensions of digital addiction. In addition, the results show that perceived social support and well-being variables significantly predicted digital addiction and that these two variables together explained 7% of the change in digital addiction scores. Based on the findings of the study, it can be stated not only that perceived social support has a direct effect on digital addiction, but also that this effect increases through well-being.

Keywords: Perceived Social Support, Well-Being, Digital Addiction, Adolescent

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APA 6th edition
Kaya, Z., Vangolu, M.S., Marufoglu, M. & Ozdemir, M. (2023). Predicting Digital Addiction in Adolescents: The Role of Perceived Social Support and Well-Being Variables . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(3), 27-44. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.546.2

Kaya, Z., Vangolu, M., Marufoglu, M. and Ozdemir, M. (2023). Predicting Digital Addiction in Adolescents: The Role of Perceived Social Support and Well-Being Variables . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(3), pp. 27-44.

Chicago 16th edition
Kaya, Zohre, Mehmet Siddik Vangolu, Mevlut Marufoglu and Mehmet Ozdemir (2023). "Predicting Digital Addiction in Adolescents: The Role of Perceived Social Support and Well-Being Variables ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (3):27-44. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.546.2.

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