Psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS)

Soraci, P., Ferrari, A., Antonino, U. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to test the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS; Csibi et al., International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16, 393–403, 2018), a short and easy to use six-item tool for screening the risk of addiction to smartphone-based applications. A further goal was to explore the impact on smartphone addiction of several variables related to smartphone use habits, perceived quality of life, and sociability measures. The data were collected online from 205 Italian-speaking volunteers (128 males and 77 females aged 18 to 99 years). The psychometric instruments included in the study were the SABAS and the Nomophobia Questionnaire (NMP-Q). Psychometric testing showed that the six items included in the SABAS comprised a unidimensional factor with good reliability (Cronbach’s alpha = .890). Therefore, the SABAS appears to be a reliable instrument to assess the risk of addiction to smartphone apps. Moreover, longer daily time spent using the smartphone was found to be positively correlated with the total SABAS and NMP-Q scores, while perceived quality of life and self-reported sociability were found to be negatively correlated with such scores.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Soraci, P., Ferrari, A., Antonino, U. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 23 January 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s11469-020-00222-2DOI
1277239Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 24 Jan 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 15:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39072

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