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Are Teachers too Nomophobic to Teach? : A Case from Turkey

Fri, Nov 6, 1:00 to 2:00pm, Hyatt Regency, Floor: 3rd, Studio 4

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This paper discusses a new challenge emerging from the introduction of smartphones to our lives - nomophobia. Nomophobia, or no-mobile-phone phobia, refers to “the fear of being out of mobile phone contact” (SecurEnvoy, 2012, para. 1). It refers to the feelings of discomfort or anxiety when being out of reach of mobile phones or smartphones. Given the widespread adoption of smartphones in Turkey, the purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish teachers` smartphone use, the degree to which they behave as nomophobic, and the factors impacting their nomophobic behaviors.