Smartphone application-based addiction among Iranian adolescents: a psychometric study

Lin, C.-Y., Imani, V., Broström, A., Nilsen, P., Fung, X.C.C., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2019. Smartphone application-based addiction among Iranian adolescents: a psychometric study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17 (4), pp. 765-780. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS) can be used in screening for the risk of smartphone addiction. This study aimed to validate a Persian version of the SABAS using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), Rasch analysis, and latent class analysis (LCA). In a sample of 3807 Iranian adolescents, CFAs were used to confirm the factor structure of SABAS, Rasch models were used to examine the unidimensionality of SABAS, and LCAs were used to classify the adolescents in terms of application preferences and smartphone application-based addiction. The unidimensional structure of SABAS was supported by CFA and Rasch model. LCA classified the sample into three subgroups (i.e., low, medium, high) in terms of risk of smartphone addiction. This study showed the unidimensionality of the Persian SABAS with robust psychometric properties. It can be used by healthcare providers in screening for risk of addiction to smartphone applications and provide early intervention if necessary.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Lin, C.-Y., Imani, V., Broström, A., Nilsen, P., Fung, X.C.C., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Springer New York
Date: August 2019
Volume: 17
Number: 4
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s11469-018-0026-2DOI
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 03 Jan 2019 16:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 12:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35463

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