The aim of this research is to investigate the validity and reliability of Turkish version of the Facebook Addiction Scale (FAS; Andreassen, Torsheim, Brunborg, & Pallesen, 2012). The sample of this study consisted of 400 university students. The results of confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the 18 items loaded on six factors (salience, tolerance, mood modification, relapse, withdrawal, and conflict; x²= 313,06, df= 119, RMSEA= .064, CFI=.98, IFI=.98, NFI=.97, NNFI=.98, GFI=.92, and SRMR=.040). The internal consistency reliability coefficients of the subscales were .74, .81, .85, .76, .90, .80, respectively and .93 for overall scale. Overall findings demonstrated that Turkish version of the Facebook Addiction Scale can be used as a valid and reliable instrument.
Keywords: social media, facebook addiction, confirmatory factor analysis, validity, reliability