Development and Validation of the Mobile Addiction Scale: The Components Model Approach

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DOI: 10.15805/addicta.2016.3.0118

Year: Vol: 3 Number: 3

Abstract

Mobile phones have entered our lives through technological developments, becoming the most commonly used technological device. In the last decade, they can now process almost every task that can be done with a computer. In particular, people who have been provided several advantages with their smart phones through an Internet connection are spending more and more time on mobile phones. Excessive use of mobile phones has become an addiction in society. The ability to access the Internet anytime on mobile phones, in addition to social applications and online games, increases Internet and mobile phone addiction. This study is based on the components model approach, developed within the scope of behavioral addictions to actualize the mobile phone addiction scale. Structural analysis was performed on this model, which proved it to be applicable as a mobile addiction scale. In the study, data from 284 participants was used, and mobile addiction was determined to relate to withdrawal, relapse, tolerance, and salience.

Keywords
Human-machine interaction, Mobile Addiction Scale, Mobile Internet addiction, Technology addiction, Behavioral addiction

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