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Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale

 

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Hello I need this Bergen social media addiction scale for my research. Thank you. 😀 

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Hi, Here are the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale

The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), a six-item self-report scale that is a brief and effective psychometric instrument for assessing at-risk social media addiction on the Internet. However, its psychometric properties in Persian have never been examined and no studies have applied Rasch analysis for the psychometric testing.

Scoring and Interpretation of BSMAS:

The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale is straightforward and short, with an accurate social media addiction assessment. The 6 items are measured against a 5 point Likert scale, 1 for “very rarely” to 5 for “very often.” Then scores of each item are added to get the overall score of the BSMAS. The total score of BSMAS ranges from 6-30.

According to researchers, when you score more than 3 for 4 items out of 6, it is definitely an addiction indicator.

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Here are six statements to consider. For each, answer: (1) very rarely, (2) rarely, (3) sometimes, (4) often, or (5) very often.

  1. You spend a lot of time thinking about social media or planning how to use it.
  2. You feel an urge to use social media more and more.
  3. You use social media in order to forget about personal problems.
  4. You have tried to cut down on the use of social media without success.
  5. You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using social media.
  6. You use social media so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.[/spoiler]

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Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (originally designed for Facebook but since generalized for all social media). 

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Andreassen, C. S., Torsheim, T., Brunborg, G. S., & Pallesen, S. (2012). Development of a Facebook addiction scale. Psychological reports, 110(2), 501-517.

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@aamir May I have the scale?


   
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Hi, Here are the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale

The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), a six-item self-report scale that is a brief and effective psychometric instrument for assessing at-risk social media addiction on the Internet. However, its psychometric properties in Persian have never been examined and no studies have applied Rasch analysis for the psychometric testing.

Scoring and Interpretation of BSMAS:

The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale is straightforward and short, with an accurate social media addiction assessment. The 6 items are measured against a 5 point Likert scale, 1 for “very rarely” to 5 for “very often.” Then scores of each item are added to get the overall score of the BSMAS. The total score of BSMAS ranges from 6-30.

According to researchers, when you score more than 3 for 4 items out of 6, it is definitely an addiction indicator.

Spoiler
Click here for Scale

Here are six statements to consider. For each, answer: (1) very rarely, (2) rarely, (3) sometimes, (4) often, or (5) very often.

  1. You spend a lot of time thinking about social media or planning how to use it.
  2. You feel an urge to use social media more and more.
  3. You use social media in order to forget about personal problems.
  4. You have tried to cut down on the use of social media without success.
  5. You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using social media.
  6. You use social media so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.[/spoiler]

If need more help, feel free to ask.

already share six item scale. you may use.


   
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May I know the internal consistency and cronbach alpha for this BSMAS scale? Thank you


   
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The Cronbach’s alpha was 0.87 in the study.


   
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@aamir may I have the references for the study? Thank you a lot 🤗 


   
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