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Psychometric Properties of the Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS) on Chilean University Students

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Jonathan Martínez-Líbano ,
Jonathan Martínez-Líbano

Facultad de Educación y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

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Nicole González Campusano ,
Nicole González Campusano

Facultad de Salud y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

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Javiera Pereira Castillo ,
Javiera Pereira Castillo

Facultad de Salud y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

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Juan Carlos Oyanedel ,
Juan Carlos Oyanedel

Facultad de Educación y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

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María-Mercedes Yeomans-Cabrera ,
María-Mercedes Yeomans-Cabrera

Facultad de Salud y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Las Américas, Chile

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Abstract

Background: The use and abuse of social networks are harming the mental health of university students.
Objective: To adapt and validate the Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS) for the Chilean context to have a reliable instrument to measure addiction to social networks. The sample comprised 686 university students (mean age = 28.04, SD = 8.4), 71.1% female, 28.4% male, and 0.5% other genders.
Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using the weighted least squares means and variances method (WLSMV) was used for this study.
Results: Reliability was Cronbach's alpha (α) 0.841. The SMAS yielded two factors that explained 53.433% of the variance. The CFA yielded very good fit indicators such as CFI = .959, TLI = .949, and RMSEA .060.
Conclusions: Based on the results described above, we can affirm that the SMAS is a good instrument to measure social network addiction in college students.

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Martínez-Líbano J, González-Campusano N, Pereira Castillo J, Oyanedel JC, Yeomans-Cabrera M-M. Psychometric Properties of the Social Media Addiction Scale (SMAS) on Chilean University Students. Data and Metadata [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 4 [cited 2024 May 24];2:91. Available from: https://dm.saludcyt.ar/index.php/dm/article/view/91

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