Social Media Addiction, Resistance, and Influence of Awareness: Measurement of Psychology Students’ Resistance to Facebook Addiction

Tutku Akter

Abstract


Because of the development of communication technologies, some concepts particularly related to social sciences require to be redefined and renegotiated. The field of psychology is one of these social sciences, which has had its share from this progress. The emergence of new places for interaction and new aspects of socialization has resulted in varied factors influencing social identity construction. Academic associates are increasingly focusing on social network sites (SNSs), as one of such “spaces” . Thus, most particularly, students of psychology-based departments have importance as they are the intended psychologists and psychological counsellors. Hence, for the purpose of the study, resistance of psychology students to Facebook, as a sort of social media, is measured by using Bergen’s Facebook addiction scale (BFAS).

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p456


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