Uso abusivo de Facebook entre universitarios portugueses: contribución a la adaptación de la bergen Facebook addiction

Translated title of the contribution: Excessive facebook use among Portuguese university students: contributes of the adaptation of the bergen Facebook addiction

Paulo C. Dias*, Irene Cadime, Álvaro García del Castillo-López, Fernando García-Castillo, José Antonio García del Castillo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

One of the emerging topics in behavioral additions are social networks and particularly the addiction to Facebook. In recent years several instruments have been presented to evaluate these behaviors that urges for the adaptation to different contexts and populations. In this study we present the psychometric properties of the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (Andreassen et al., 2012) with Portuguese university students in two studies with samples of 442 and 196 participants to whom the instrument was applied with other measures of addition to Internet intensive use of Facebook adapted to Portuguese context. The results allow us to find good validity and internal consistency, as well as temporary stability of the instrument. They also allow us to finding gender differences in the two studies, a correlation with age and academic performance. The results are discussed based on the literature and future studies are suggested.
Translated title of the contributionExcessive facebook use among Portuguese university students: contributes of the adaptation of the bergen Facebook addiction
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalHealth and Addictions / Salud y Drogas
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Facebook
  • Psychometric properties
  • University students

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