Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Arabic Social Media Addiction Scale
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.
Al-Menayes, J., Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Arabic Social Media Addiction Scale. J Addict, 2015. 2015: p. 291743.
||undergraduate students||Both||18 - 31||
Measure does not require training
Less than 5 min