Relationship between nursing students' levels of internet addiction, loneliness, and life satisfaction

TURAN N., DURGUN H., KAYA H., AŞTI T., Yilmaz Y., Gunduz G., ...More

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, no.3, pp.598-604, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12474
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-604
  • Keywords: Internet addiction, loneliness and life satisfaction, nursing students
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose This study examined nursing students' levels of Internet addiction, loneliness, and satisfaction with life. Design and Methods This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in included university involving 160 nursing students who completed an information form and the Internet addiction, UCLA Loneliness, and Satisfaction with Life Scales. Findings No significant correlation was found between students' Internet addiction, loneliness, and life satisfaction (P > .05). However, a significant positive correlation between loneliness and life satisfaction was observed (P < .05). Practice Implications Measures to raise students' awareness of Internet addiction and social activities to enhance communication skills and life satisfaction should be planned.