Facebook addiction: concerns, criticisms and recommendations

GRIFFITHS, M.D., 2012. Facebook addiction: concerns, criticisms and recommendations. Psychological Reports, 110 (2), pp. 518-520. ISSN 0033-2941

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Abstract

This paper provides a brief critique of the ‘Facebook addiction’ research field in relation to the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale developed by Andreaessen and colleagues (2012). Just like the term ‘Internet addiction’, the term ‘Facebook addiction’ may already be obsolete because there are many activities that a person can engage in on the Facebook website (e.g., messaging friends, playing games like Farmville, and gambling). What is needed is a new psychometric scale examining potential addiction to a particular online application (i.e., social networking) rather than activity on a particular website (i.e., Facebook).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychological Reports
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Ammons Scientific Ltd.
Date: 2012
Volume: 110
Number: 2
ISSN: 0033-2941
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 13:22
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5408

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