Factors Underlie Selfie Addiction: Developing and Validating a Scale

Khalid Ismail Mustafa, Zhwan Dalshad Abdullah, Renas Osman Abdulrahman, Azad Ali Ismail

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Abstract


This study aimed at investigating the underlying factors of selfie addiction among university students. It further attempted to find out the role of gender difference in selfie addiction. A 19-item self-developed questionnaire used to measure selfie addiction. The questionnaire was validated using a sample of 269 randomly selected university students. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) was conducted to test the validity of the questionnaire. The results revealed three underlined factors which were: Intention, Self-Obsessed, and Self-Acceptance. The results also indicated that females are more addicted with respect to selfies on social media than their males.

Keywords


Selfie, Addiction, Self-acceptance, Intention, Self-obsessed

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Mustafa, K. I., Abdullah, Z. D., Abdulrahman, R. O., & Ismail, A. A. (2021). Factors underlie selfie addiction: Developing and validating a scale. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 7(1), 82-92. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijres.1453




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijres.1453

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Editor: Wilfried Admiraal, The Netherlands

Place of Publication: Turkey & Name of Publisher: Ismail Sahin

ISSN: 2148-9955 (Online)