Exploring the dimensions of nomophobia: Developing and validating a questionnaire using mixed methods research

dc.contributor.advisor Ana-Paula Correia
dc.contributor.author Yildirim, Caglar
dc.contributor.author Yildirim, Caglar
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.date 2018-07-20T17:13:36.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:53:42Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2015-07-30
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Nomophobia is defined as the fear of being out of mobile phone contact and is considered a modern age phobia introduced to our lives as a byproduct of the interaction between people and mobile information and communication technologies, especially smartphones. This research study sought to contribute to the nomophobia research literature by identifying and describing the dimensions of nomophobia and developing a questionnaire to measure nomophobia. Consequently, this study adopted a two-phase, exploratory sequential mixed methods design. The first phase was a qualitative exploration of nomophobia through semi-structured interviews conducted with nine undergraduate students at a large Midwestern university in the U.S. The qualitative findings from this initial exploration were then developed into a questionnaire measuring nomophobia. In the second phase of the study, the nomophobia questionnaire (NMP-Q) was tested with a large sample of 301 undergraduate students.</p> <p>As a result of the first, qualitative phase of the study, four dimensions of nomophobia were identified, namely <em>not being able to communicate</em>, <em>losing connectedness</em>, <em>not being able to access information</em> and <em>giving up convenience</em>. Using the findings from this phase, a 20-item NMP-Q was created. The results of the second, quantitative phase showed that the four dimensions were connected to the theoretical construct of nomophobia and that the NMP-Q produced valid and reliable scores.</p> <p>Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative approaches, this study provided greater insight into nomophobia as a theoretical construct. In addition, the methodology employed in this study - exploratory sequential mixed methods design - offers a guide in the development of new measures to investigate the impact of technology on people's lives.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 5012
dc.identifier.contextkey 6199731
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28192
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Databases and Information Systems
dc.subject.disciplines Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies
dc.subject.disciplines Social and Behavioral Sciences
dc.subject.keywords dimensions of nomophobia
dc.subject.keywords exploratory mixed methods
dc.subject.keywords mixed methods research
dc.subject.keywords nomophobia
dc.subject.keywords nomophobia questionnaire
dc.subject.keywords questionnaire development
dc.title Exploring the dimensions of nomophobia: Developing and validating a questionnaire using mixed methods research
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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