The Effect of Technology Addiction Training Given to Nursing Students on the Perspectives and Addiction Levels of Students
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Objective: The study was conducted to investigate the effect of technology addiction training given to nursing students on their Internet and technology addiction perspectives and addiction levels. Method: The data of the experimental research with a control group and a pretest-posttest design were collected online using the Personal Information Form and the Technology Addiction Scale. Sample size was 82. Technology addiction training was given for 10 weeks. Post-test data were collected after the training. The Mann Whitney-U test, t-test, Tukey HSD test, Kruskal Wallis test, and Bonferroni-Dunn test were used for statistical analysis. The Fisher's Exact Test and the Chi-Square test were used to analyze the categorical variables. Results: The level of technology addiction of the students in the experimental group was 52.69 ± 17.218 in the pre-test and 51.31 ± 14.931 in the post-test. In the control group, the level of technology addiction was found to be 54.03 ± 18.955 in the pre-test and 53.39 ± 20.159 in the post-test. Thus, it can be stated that the students in both groups were moderately addicted to technology and no significant difference was observed between the pretest and post-test mean scores of the groups after the training. Conclusion: The study revealed that the students were moderately addicted to technology and used technological devices at a high rate. In addition, the ineffectiveness of the training, and being aware of the harms of technology, but disregarding the importance of these harms were the interesting findings that showed the severity of the problem. Clinical trials ID:
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