Developing and Validating Smartphone Addiction Scale: An Example of Taiwan College Students
This study developed the smartphone addiction scale (SAS) based on theories of internet addiction, substance abuse, and smartphone use. We recruited 1195 Taiwanese college students as sample. The analytical results of confirmatory analysis indicate SAS had good reliability and validity. We also used Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD) and Young’s Internet Addiction scale (IAS) as for criterion-related validity. The correlations of SAS-IAS, SAS-CESD are .68, and .31, respectively. Hence, the discriminant validity of SAS and internet addiction was also established.
Keywords - Smartphone Addiction, Internet Addiction, Depression.