The Effect of Social Media Addiction on Communication Skills and Academic Achievement Levels in Nursing Students

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Kaplan A., Özdemir C.

lnternational Cappadocia Health and Life Conference, Nevşehir, Turkey, 24 - 26 August 2022, vol.51, pp.11-12

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.35250/kun/9786054448357
  • City: Nevşehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-12
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


The study was conducted in descriptive and cross-sectional type in order to determine the effect of social media

addiction on communication skills and academic achievement levels of nursing students. The data collection

process of the study was completed with 402 students studying at Erciyes and Nuh Naci Yazgan University Faculty

of Health Sciences Nursing Departments between March-May 2022. Data were collected using Descriptive

Characteristics Form, Social Media Addiction Scale - (Adult Form) and Communication Skills Scale. Descriptive

statistics and Pearson correlation test were used in data analysis and p<0.05 value was considered statistically

significant. It was found that the social media addiction levels of students who had bad family relations and who

smoked and drank alcohol were higher. It has been determined that the communication skills of the students who

have bad family and friend relations, who smoke, who are new to university and who are younger, have lower

communication skills. It has been determined that the academic achievement levels of the younger students and

male students who have just started university are lower. In addition, it was found that there is a negative and

highly significant relationship between students' social media addiction levels, academic achievement levels and

communication skill levels. As a result, as social media addiction increases in nursing students, communication

skills and academic achievement levels are negatively affected. Low communication skills affect academic

achievement negatively.