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Title: Reliability and validity of the problematic TikTok Use Scale among the general population
Authors: Günlü, Aykut
Oral, Tuncay
Yoo, Soyoung
Chung, Seockhoon
Keywords: validation
social media
problematic use
Online Social Networking
Facebook Addiction
Internet Addicts
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Frontiers Media Sa
Abstract: IntroductionThis study aims to provide a scale for measuring problematic TikTok use levels by adapting items from the Instagram Addiction Scale. MethodsThe 372 participants were determined by a convenience sampling method, and data were collected through Google online forms. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were performed for construct validity and criterion-related validity analysis. Criterion-related validity for the Problematic TikTok Use Scale (PTTUS) was tested using correlation analysis between the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale and Social Media Use Disorder Scale. ResultsEFA indicated that a three-factor structure should be formed. The first factor is the sub-dimension of obsession and consists of 4 items, the second factor is the escapism sub-dimension and consists of 6 items, and the third factor is the lack of control sub-dimension and consists of 6 items. The model fit for adapting the PTTUS into Turkish was examined with first-level CFA, chi 2/sd, RMSEA, CFI, GFI, AGFI, and SRMR, the obtained values show that the three-factor structure of the scale provides acceptable fit. Reliability analyses showed that Cronbach's alpha internal consistency reliability coefficient ranged from 0.83 to 0.90; McDonald's Omega reliability values was 0.84 to 0.90, and test-retest correlation coefficient ranged from 0.68 to 0.73, indicating sufficient internal consistency and test-retest reliability. ConclusionBased on this information, PTTUS is a measurement tool with sufficient psychometric properties that can be applied to determine individuals' levels of problematic TikTok use.
ISSN: 1664-0640
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