Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Smartphone Addiction Scale in a Younger Population

Demirci K., ORHAN H., DEMİRDAŞ A., Akpinar A., Sert H.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.24, no.3, pp.226-234, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Smartphones have many features such as communication, internet, photography, multimedia and navigation, and are currently one of the most popular technological devices. Usage of smartphones has increased rapidly and this rapid increase has brought about addiction and problematic usage. To our knowledge, there is no scale, which can be used to assess addiction to smartphones in the Turkish population. The aim of this study was to adapt Turkish terminology and to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Smartphone Addiction Scale.