ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
Original Research

Selfitis Disease Behavior Scale: Turkish Validity and Reliability Study


Department of Healthcare Management, Maraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey


Department of Healthcare Management, Selçuk University Faculty of Health Sciences Konya, Turkey


Department of Healthcare Management, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Konya, Turkey

Addicta 2021; 8: 81-86
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2021.21011
Read: 148 Downloads: 119 Published: 25 May 2021

Although selfie behavior, which has become popular with smartphones, initially starts as a leisure activity, it can turn into an addiction with time. This condition has been defined as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and named as selfitis. Recently, interest in studies on the concept of selfie has increased and a measurement tool called "Selfitis Disease Behavior" has been developed on this subject. In this study, we aimed to perform the validity and reliability analysis of the Turkish version of Selfitis Disease Behavior Scale (SDBS). As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, it was found that the goodness of fit values of the Turkish version of the scale were acceptable and a good fit. It was also determined that the internal consistency coefficients of the scale were between 0.834 and 0.956. In addition, as a result of the correlation analysis performed within the context validity, it was concluded that the SDBS had a positive relationship with social media addiction and body perception scales. Therefore, the SDBS adapted into Turkish was demonstrated to be a valid and reliable measurement tool for use in Turkish culture.

Cite this article as: Kıraç. R., Erişen, M., A., Çiftçi, Kıraç, F., & Uyar, S. (2021). Selfitis Disease Behavior Scale: Turkish Validity and Reliability Study. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 8(1), 81-86.

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