Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12318.
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of technology use on working young loneliness and social relationships.
DESIGNS AND METHODS:
The relational descriptive study was conducted with 1,312 young using a young information form, the Internet Addiction Scale, the Peer Relationship Scale, and the Smart Phone Addiction Scale.
It was determined that young, who are exposed to violence, smoke, and work as unskilled labor force have a high dependence on the Internet and smartphones. Young with the Internet and smartphone addiction were found to have high levels of loneliness and poor social relations.
It has been determined that young who are weak in the social aspect fill these deficiencies by using the Internet and telephone.
KEYWORDS: Internet addiction; loneliness; peer relationships; smartphone addiction; young