The Relationship between Time Management Skills and Use of Social Networking in University Students

Fatma Er, Ahmet Tashan, Derya Sever Aslan


This research has presented as oral presentation at the 7th International Nursing Management Conference in Bodrum, Turkey 2018


This research was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the relationship between the time management skills of university students and their social network usage. The population of the research consists of the students in Adıyaman University School of Health (AUSH) and İnönü University Malatya Vocational School (IUMVS). The study did not comprise sample selection method and all the students who are suitable for the survey selection criteria (continuing as an active student) were included in the research. The research sample consists of 814 students. Data were collected using personal information form, time management inventory (TMI) and the usage purposes scale of social networks (UPSSN) between 1 May and 15 May 2018. Number, percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation test, variance analysis (ANOVA),Tukey HSD and t test were used. More than half of the students evaluated their own time management as medium. In the study, it was found that male students had a higher average of TMI score than female students. It was found that the students who had good economic status had worse time management than the middle ones. Nearly half of the students stated that they use the internet to use social networks, and half of them stated that using social networking sites is a waste of time. There is no significant relationship between total scores and subscales of TMI and average UPSSN score. We believe that the education given to the students, especially to the girls, about the time management will contribute to increase the time management skills of the students.

Keywords: Student, time management, social networking

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702