Investigation of the Relationship between Nomophobia and Social and Emotional Loneliness of Turkish University Students


  • Deniz Mertkan Zengin Trakya University
  • Durmuş Ümmet



Nomophobia, Loneliness, Smartphone, Mobile technologies, University Students


This research was carried out to measure the relationship and effect of social and emotional loneliness levels of university students to nomophobia levels. The sample of the study consists of 692 university students who attended Trakya University in Edirne province of Turkey. As a result of the findings of the study, it was observed that there was a significant relationship between the level of nomophobia of the university students and the loneliness in the familial relations, one of the sub-dimensions of Social and emotional loneliness Scale. In addition, no significant relationship with nomophobia was observed regarding loneliness in Social and Emotional relations. In conclusion, increase in the sense of loneliness experienced by university students in familial relationships may suggest that it increases the risk of nomophobia.