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Dimensions of Social Media Addiction among University Students in Kuwait
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 23-28
Received: Jan. 5, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 21, 2015; Published: Jan. 30, 2015
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Jamal J. Al-Menayes, Kuwait University, College of Arts, Department of Mass Communication, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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This study aimed to examine social media addiction in a sample of university students. Based on the Internet addiction scale developed by Young (1996) the researcher used cross-sectional survey methodology in which a questionnaire was distributed to 1327 undergraduate students with their consent. Factor analysis of the self-report data showed that social media addiction has three independent dimensions. These dimensions were positively related to the users experience with social media; time spent using social media and satisfaction with them. In addition, social media addiction was a negative predictor of academic performance as measured by a student's GPA. Future studies should consider the cultural values of users and examine the context of social media usage.
Social Media, Addiction, Factor Analysis, Kuwait
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Jamal J. Al-Menayes, Dimensions of Social Media Addiction among University Students in Kuwait, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 23-28. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150401.14
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