A NEW ADDICTION FOR TEACHER CANDIDATES: SOCIAL NETWORKS
With the transition to being a knowledge-based society, the internet usage has become an irreplaceable part of life. As socials networks have come into our lives, the internet usage has taken a different dimension. People can affiliate to social networks in order to make friends, exchange information, find partners, and to play games. The process that starts with membership then turns into an addiction. The internet addiction is along with the addiction to social networks, which is one of the today’s matters. The study used quantitative model. Facebook Addiction Scale was used to collect data and t-Test and ANOVA analyses were used to determine whether there is a difference between gender and classes according to the Facebook addiction. The findings of this study revealed that there is a significant difference between gender and classes according to the Facebook addiction. It was found that Facebook addiction levels of males were higher than those of females. Besides it was found that Facebook addiction levels of seniors were higher than those juniors, sophomores and freshmen.