Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of Instagram Addiction Scale (IAS)Journal: Klinik Psikoloji Dergisi (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2021-08-22
Authors : Mehmet Kavaklı; Emine İnan;
Page : 86-97
Keywords : Instagram addiction; social media; scale adaptation; psychological health; emotion regulation;
The present study aimed to adapt the Instagram Addiction Scale (IAS), developed by D'Souza and colleagues (2018), into Turkish and investigate its psychometric properties in a Turkish sample. For this purpose, three studies were carried out. In Study 1, language validity of the scale was examined with 90 participants. In Study 2, the factor structure was explored, and reliability and validity analyses were conducted in a study sample of 451 university students. In Study 3, the scale's confirmatory factor analysis was investigated with 468 Instagram users from the general population. Results showed that there was a strong positive correlation between the original English form and Turkish form in two groups. The Turkish form of the scale has a five-factor structure. The psychometric properties were adequate and test-retest reliability was found as .77. Finally, in Study 3, results showed that the five-factor structure of the scale also worked for the general population. Data obtained from the three studies revealed that psychometric properties of the IAS were acceptable for the Turkish population.
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