Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 3 September 2023 Pp. 418-430
The Relationship between the Use of Technology and Technology Addiction
in Learning Foreign Language
Department of Foreign Language
Faculty of Education,
Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Received:05/05/2023 Accepted:09/18/2023 Published: 09/24/2023
In the last century, technology has become more commonplace than ever. Its effect continues to increase day by day in the field of education, training, and in many aspects of social life. Today people cannot protect themselves from its influence, which mostly leads to addiction. The present study aims to determine the relation between learners’ addiction to technology and the use of technology in foreign languages. The research is to address the following questions: “Are foreign language learners addicted to technology, and to what extent do they utilize technology in their learning of a foreign language?” The respondents consist of 277 students, male and female from the departments of English, French, and German language education. A survey consisting of 35 closed-ended questions was given to students in the three departments. The 5 Likert scale with 35 items was also used. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics by means of the Spss program. The findings of the study revealed that the participants’ level of technology addiction is medium, and their competence in using technology in foreign language learning is low. Furthermore, the results indicate a significant difference in favor of upper grades in the use of technology.
Keywords: technology addiction, learning, Internet, foreign language, university learners, educational
technology, English language teaching
Cite as: Bozavlı, E. (2023). The Relationship between the Use of Technology and Technology Addiction in Learning
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