Proceedings of the 8th International Conference On Humanities, Psychology and Social Science
Innovation or Technological Madness? A Research on Innovation and Technology Perception of University Students
This research aims to determine the purpose of pursuing the technology, the level of internet and smartphone usage, which are important in technology, and the effects of innovation on their lives of the university students who are expected to keep up with innovative exchanges and developments. Data were collected through the technology usage scale developed by different researchers in the research. Firstly, the validity and reliability of the scale were tried to be tested on the obtained data and then the questionnaire data were evaluated through various statistical analyzes in accordance with the purpose of the study. As a result, it has been seen that the level of technology usage of university youth has changed according to the current conditions. Considering the answers of students have participated in the research, it is possible to state that their answers to the questions about technology and innovation concepts are at the medium level. It can be said that students see technology as a lifestyle rather than madness and they see technology as a part of their lives. It has been also determined that the results of the study overlap with the results of previous researches.
Key Words: Innovation, Technology, Technology Usage, University Students.