The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioural Approach-Based Psychoeducation Program on Social Media Addiction

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  • Nuray Aşantuğrul Amasya University, Amasya, Türkiye
  • Yaşar Barut Amasya University, Amasya, Türkiye



Social Media Addiction, Cognitive-Behavioural Approach


This study aims the examine of the effect of the psychoeducation program developed based on the Cognitive-Behavioural Approach (CBA) on the social media addiction levels of adolescents. The study involves the use of a quasi-experimental design with study group, in which pre-test, post-test, and follow-up studies were performed. The study group consists of 24 (12 experimental and 12 control) secondary school students selected from three different high schools and determined through random assignment. The experimental group received the psychoeducation program consisting of nine-seasons and no action was taken for the control group. Personal Information Form (PIF) and Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS) were used in the study as data collection tools. A pre-test two weeks before the application of the psychoeducation program, a post-test at the end of the application, and a follow-up test three months after the end of the application were performed among adolescents in the experimental group. Statistical analyzes revealed that there was a significant decrease in the social media addiction scores of the adolescents in the experimental group. In line with these results obtained from the study, it is possible to say that the psychoeducation program applied to adolescents in reducing social media addiction is effective in obtaining successful results in this process.




How to Cite

Aşantuğrul, N., & Barut, Y. (2024). The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioural Approach-Based Psychoeducation Program on Social Media Addiction. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 11(2), 155–168.