Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Mobile Phone Usage and Addiction Levels in Workplaces: A Research on Public and Private Employees
Author(s): Huseyin Fidan
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Year: 2018
Page: 431-447
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2018.114
Developments of information technologies that bring significant advantages to social life and business process bring with it physical and mental problems. Addiction, which is considered as a disease nowadays, is a mental disorder and can be seen in people as a result of overuse of technological devices. Especially mobile phones that people can carry with them at any time increase the risk of addiction. Mobile addiction, which negatively impacts the physical health, work concentration, and productivity of employees in companies, causes the job loss. Determining mobile addiction degree of employees which is neglected in the literature is an important issue for firms. In this study, mobile addiction levels of workers in Burdur, Isparta and Antalya provinces in TR61 region were analyzed by principal components and regression methods. Data were collected by the survey method by using Mobile Addiction Scale. The study found that the mobile addiction ratio among employees is 6% and the mobile addiction tendency is 31.75%. The study shows that mobile addiction is higher in women and in public sector and mobile addiction is not related to gender, age and income level differences.

Keywords: Mobil Addiction, Technology Addiction, Behavioral Addiction, Employees Mobil Addiction, Sectoral Mobil Addiction

JEL Classification: O33, L29

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