The COVID-19 pandemic led to many changes in the living conditions of individuals. As a result of the quarantine imposed to reduce the impact of the pandemic, individuals tried to fulfill their daily life roles and routines through technological devices. In addition to increasing the use of technology, this has been an important factor in the increase in technology addiction and studies on technology addiction have become more popular. In this study, it was aimed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on technology addiction, and the general situation of publications on technology addiction before and after the pandemic was examined comparatively. For this purpose, 12889 publications on technology addiction in the Web of Science (WoS) database were examined, and the data obtained from the examination were coded and transferred to the computer environment. Bibliometric analysis was used in data analysis. In line with the results, research trends and differences before and after the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed.
technology addiction, internet addiction, COVID-19, pandemic, bibliometric analysis