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3.1.7 Investigation of internet addiction in gifted students according to the different variables

In this study, it is aimed to view internet addiction of gifted children and the relationship between different (demographic, social-cultural, and economic and ownership of digital products and connecting) variables. The sample of the study consisted of 423 gifted children from different science and art centers. The research data was collected using Günüç’s “Internet Addiction Scale.” At the end of the study different results were obtained about the variables (gender, age, educational status of parents, having natural/step father and mother, type of school, socio-economic status of family, effects of digital products, status of internet connection at home) of the research.


Ahmet Kurnaz
Necmettin Erbakan University

He was born in 1973. He worked as primary school teacher for 6 years. He worked as primary school manager for 9 years. He obtains master degree in 2002 and Ph. degree in 2007 associated whit curriculum development area. In 2007, he started to work at Science/Art center for gifted. He started to work as University Member at department of special education in 2010. He has a lot of works, projects, presentations and articles about gifted children, gifted education and teaching thinking skills in gifted and using technology of gifted. He still works as a lecturer at special education department.

Aynur Usta*

She graduate from special education department in 2009. She worked as seven years as special education teacher. She obtain master degree on special education on 2015. She still works as special education teacher.


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