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Development of a problematic mobile phone use scale for Turkish adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Güzeller, C.O.
dc.contributor.author Coşguner, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 21522715 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/8638
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Scale (PMPUS) for Turkish Adolescents. The psychometric properties of PMPUS were tested in two separate sample groups that consisted of 950 Turkish high school students. The first sample group (n=309) was used to determine the factor structure of the scale. The second sample group (n=461) was used to test data conformity with the identified structure, discriminant validity and concurrent scale validity, internal consistency reliability calculations, and item statistics calculations. The results of exploratory factor analyses indicated that the scale had three factors: interference with negative effect, compulsion/persistence, and withdrawal/tolerance. The results showed that item and construct reliability values yielded satisfactory rates in general for the three-factor construct. On the other hand, the average variance extracted value remained below the scale value for three subscales. The scores for the scale significantly correlated with depression and loneliness. In addition, the discriminant validity value was above the scale in all sub-dimensions except one. Based on these data, the reliability of the PMPUS scale appears to be satisfactory and provides good internal consistency. Therefore, with limited exception, the PMPUS was found to be reliable and valid in the context of Turkish adolescents. © Copyright 2012, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1089/cyber.2011.0210
dc.subject addiction
dc.subject adolescent
dc.subject article
dc.subject child behavior
dc.subject depression
dc.subject female
dc.subject human
dc.subject loneliness
dc.subject male
dc.subject mobile phone
dc.subject psychological aspect
dc.subject psychological rating scale
dc.subject psychometry
dc.subject reproducibility
dc.subject social behavior
dc.subject Turkey (republic)
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior
dc.subject Behavior, Addictive
dc.subject Cellular Phone
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Loneliness
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
dc.subject Psychometrics
dc.subject Reproducibility of Results
dc.subject Social Behavior
dc.subject Turkey
dc.title Development of a problematic mobile phone use scale for Turkish adolescents
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
dc.identifier.volume 15
dc.identifier.issue 4
dc.identifier.startpage 205
dc.identifier.endpage 211
dc.identifier.index Scopus


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