Facebook Addiction Among Turkish College Students: The Role of Psychological Health, Demographic, and Usage Characteristics


KOÇ M. , GÜLYAĞCI S.

CYBERPSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL NETWORKING, vol.16, no.4, pp.279-284, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0249
  • Title of Journal : CYBERPSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-284

Abstract

This study explored Facebook addiction among Turkish college students and its behavioral, demographic, and psychological health predictors. The Facebook Addiction Scale (FAS) was developed and its construct validity was assessed through factor analyses. A total of 447 students reported their personal information and Facebook usage and completed the FAS and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). The results revealed that weekly time commitment, social motives, severe depression, and anxiety and insomnia positively predicted Facebook addiction. Neither demographic variables nor the interactions of gender by usage characteristics were found to be significant predictors.