THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AND SMARTPHONE ADDICTION ON YOUNGS’/ADOLESCENTS’ CAREER FUTURES: A STUDY AT HIGH SCHOOLS
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This study aims to determine the impact of social media usage and smartphone addiction of young people, who will be future employees of organizations, on their career future perceptions. In addition, it is aimed to provide recommendations, based on results regarding positive or negative effect of social media and smartphone usage on the formation of the perception of career future. In this empirical study, the data on perceptions concerning social media usage, smartphone addiction, career adaptability, and career futures were gathered by means of a questionnaire from 6259 participating students in Artvin in Turkey. Data were subjected to analysis with SPSS 24.0 software and presented in tables. The findings showed that social media usage has a significant and positive impact on career adaptability and career futures. Also, smartphone addiction has a significant and positive impact on career futures on the other hand it has a negative and significant impact on career adaptability.
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