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The Psychometric Properties of the Social Networking Sites (SNS) Addiction Scale among Omani Youth

Show simple item record AlBrashdi, Hafidha S. Aldhafri, Said S. 2020-08-10T08:26:17Z 2020-08-10T08:26:17Z 2020-06-01
dc.description.abstract The current study aimed at investigating the psychometric properties of the SNS addiction scale. The scale was applied to a random sample of 2507 students 868 males, 1639 females from public and private universities and colleges in Oman. First, the indicators of the validity was verified by presenting the scale to the arbitrators. Then the exploratory factor analysis was conducted. It revealed three main factors: emergence and relapse, endurance and conflict, moodiness and withdrawal. The factors explained 59.6% of the total variance. Then, corrected correlation coefficients for the association of each item with its dimension were calculated. They ranged from 0.71 to 0.44. The concurrent validity was applied using Nomophobia Questionnaire. The correlation coefficient between the two measures was 0.70. Second, reliability of the scale was verified using Cronbach alpha coefficient for the scale as a whole and its three dimensions (0.92, 0.85, 0.81, and 0.81 respectively). Moreover, Guttman split-half coefficient was calculated, which reached 0.87. en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Psychometric properties en_US
dc.subject SNS addiction en_US
dc.subject Omani youth en_US
dc.title The Psychometric Properties of the Social Networking Sites (SNS) Addiction Scale among Omani Youth en_US
dc.identifier.doi http: //
dc.volume Volume 21 en_US
dc.issue Issue 2 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Oman en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Oman en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Ministry of Education en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Sultan Qaboos University en_US
dc.source.title Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JEPS en_US

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