Predictive Role of Cognitive Flexibility and Self-Control on Social Media Addiction in University Students

  •  Mehmet Enes Sağar    


The aim of this study is to examine how cognitive flexibility and self-control variables predict the social media addiction levels of university students. Relational model-based screening conducted in the 2020-2021 academic year. The research group studying this study in different universities in Turkey, 230 (47%) were male and 259 (53%) were female, the total of 489 university students. The average age of the research group is 20.21. Social Media Addiction Scale, Cognitive Flexibility Inventory, Self-Control Scale and Personal Information Form were used as data collection tools in the study. The data obtained from the research were analyzed by using the stepwise regression analysis method from multiple linear regression analysis. As a result of the research; it was revealed that cognitive flexibility and self-control variables significantly predicted social media addiction.

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