Investigation of the Relationship between Facebook Addiction and the Level of Free Time Satisfaction of the Recreation Department Students
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between recreation department students' Facebook addiction and free time satisfaction levels and to determine whether they differ according to certain variables. 212 Turkish students, 108 males and 104 females studying at the Faculty of Sport Sciences Recreation Department in the 2018-2019 academic years, were included in the study. As the data collection tool, the personal information form prepared by the researcher, “Facebook Addiction Scale (FAS)” developed by Çam and İşbulan (2012), and “Free time Satisfaction Scale” (FTSS) developed by Bearli and Ragheb (1980) and adapted in Turkish by Karlı et al. (2008)”were used. Descriptive statistics, independent groups t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Pearson correlation tests were used in order to analyze the data. When the findings of the research are examined; there was no significant difference between Facebook Addiction and Free Time Satisfaction Scale sub-dimensions according to gender, age and monthly family income variables (p> .05). Among the findings, only a significant difference was found in the “daily free time period” variable in the FTSS “relaxation” sub-dimension (p <.05), and no significant difference was found in the other sub-dimensions and Facebook addiction level (p> .05). In conclusion, while there is no significant relationship between recreational department students' Facebook addiction and free time satisfaction levels (p> .05), it can be said that student’ free time satisfaction levels do not influence the level of addiction towards Facebook usage.