Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale

By Aug.10, 2021

Information:

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

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Citations

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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Ethical Considerations:

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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.

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