An Analysis of Internet Addiction Levels of Individuals according to Various Variables
The concept of internet addiction refers to the excessive use of internet which in turn causes various problems in individual, social and professional aspects. The aim of this study was to determine internet addiction levels of internet users from all age groups. The study used survey model. Study group of the study consisted of a total of 596 people from all age groups. “Personal Information Form” and “Internet Addiction Scale” were used for data collection. Arithmetic mean, standard deviation, independent sampling and t test, ANOVA and LSD tests were performed on collected data. The findings of the study revealed that the individuals had low levels of internet addiction both in sub-scales and in the general of the scale according to age groups. It was found that there was a significant difference between internet addiction scores of the individuals who belonged to the age group of 19 and below and 30 and below. There was a significant difference between the internet addiction scores of students and other professional groups. It was found that internet addiction levels of males were higher than those of females. The results of the study were discussed together with the results of different studies and suggestions were made.