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Published: 15 December 2022
Investigation of Social Media Usage Status of Music Teacher Candidates
Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey
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Music Education, Music Teacher Candidates, Internet, Social Media
The progress societies take in progress becomes directly proportional to their adaptation to technology and their rapid catching up with change. In the computer age, all kinds of life layers of individuals are intertwined with technology. As a matter of fact, education, culture, health, social and all kinds of social life layers are being carried out through the internet, social networks and technological tools. While the Internet and social media have emerged as an alternative communication medium, they have emerged as an opportunity for individuals who have difficulty expressing themselves especially in the public sphere or in their social circles. Social networks, which provide opportunities for young people to make their voices heard, produce content, create networks by coming together with individuals who think like them, and increase their democratic participation by expressing their opinions on political and social issues, have also had positive effects in this context. This research was conducted to measure the social media usage purposes of music teacher candidates, and to determine whether their social media use purposes, situations and areas are related to social media use disorder or addiction. Social media usage scale were applied to the study group determined by the random assignment method within the scope of the research, and in the light of the data obtained, the social media usage status of the music teacher candidates was compared with the gender and individual instrument variables, and it was examined whether there was a significant difference between them
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