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Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Arabic Social Media Addiction Scale



Article type: Published article

Abstract

This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the SMAS. SMAS is a variant of IAT customized to measure addiction to social media instead of the Internet as a whole. Using a self-report instrument on a cross-sectional sample of undergraduate students, the results revealed the following. First, the exploratory factor analysis showed that a three-factor model fits the data well. Second, concurrent validity analysis showed the SMAS to be a valid measure of social media addiction. However, further studies and data should verify the hypothesized model. Finally, this study showed that the Arabic version of the SMAS is a valid and reliable instrument for use in measuring social media addiction in the Arab world.


Full citation

Al-Menayes, J., Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Arabic Social Media Addiction Scale. J Addict, 2015. 2015: p. 291743.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
undergraduate students Both 18 - 31 Kuwait
Education Institute 1327

Number of items

14 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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jamal@almenayes.com






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