This study was conducted to investigate the effect of high school students' perceptions of boredom during leisure on social media addiction. In our study, which was conducted according to the general screening model, the relational screening model was used. As a data collection tool, in the first part, the personal information form developed by the researcher (age, gender, time spent on social media, most used social media tool, purpose of using social media), in the second part, Social Media Addiction for Adolescents developed by Özgenel et al. (2019) Scale (SMASA), in the third part, the Leisure Boredom Perception Scale, developed by Iso-Ahola and Weissinger (1990) and its Turkish adaptation by Kara et al. (2014), was used. The data obtained was analyzed using the SPSS 25.0 package program. Statistically, frequency, percentage and reliability coefficient, t test, anova test, pearson correlation test and linear regression analyzes were performed. The reliability of the scales was determined by Cronbach's Alpha coefficient. The analysis was calculated with a 95% confidence interval. A total of 356 participants were reached. There was no significant difference between the perception of boredom in free time and social media addiction levels and the age variable, and in the analysis made between participants' perceptions of boredom in free time and social media addiction levels and the gender variable, there was a statistically significant difference in the total score of perception of boredom in free time and the boredom sub-dimensions. has been detected. It was concluded. Pearson correlation analysis is included to determine the relationship between the perception of boredom in free time and social media addiction. While there is a positive, moderate and significant relationship between social media addiction and perception of boredom (r = .409); There appears to be a low significant and negative relationship between social media addiction and dissatisfaction (r= -.146). In addition, it was concluded that the perception of boredom in free time had a statistically significant and positive effect on social media addiction, but there was no difference in the dissatisfaction variable.
Algı, Sıkılma, Bağımlılık, Sosyal Medya Bağımlılığı.