Cross-cultural validity of the psycho-social aspects of Facebook Use (PSAFU) scale

Jovanovic, Tamara, Bodroza, Bojana, Orchard, Lisa, Fullwood, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783, Kermani, Hossein, Casale, Silvia, Fioravanti, Giulia, Buljan, Ivan and Hren, Darko (2022) Cross-cultural validity of the psycho-social aspects of Facebook Use (PSAFU) scale. Psihologija, 56 (1). pp. 31-62. doi:10.2298/PSI210702013J

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The Psycho-Social Aspects of Facebook Use (PSAFU) scale was developed by Bodroža and Jovanović (2016) to comprehensively measure psychological and social aspects of the users’ Facebook (FB) experiences i.e. compensatory use of FB, self-presentation on FB, socializing, and seeking sexual partners through FB, FB addiction, and FB profile as the virtual self. The scale was previously validated on two Serbian samples. The aim of this study was to examine the validity of the PSAFU scale across multiple cultures, i.e. develop a version of the scale that would be suitable for the cross-cultural study of FB behaviors. The sample consisted of 1.632 respondents from Croatia, Italy, Iran, Serbia, and the UK. Administered questionnaires consisted of the PSAFU scale (Bodroža & Jovanović, 2016), the Big Five Inventory (BFI; John et al., 1991), the Narcissistic Personality Inventory 16 (NPI-16; Ames et al., 2006), socio-demographic, and FB use questions (e.g., time spent on FB on a daily basis, frequency of posting, and number of FB friends). After some modifications and exclusion of the Virtual Self scale, the results of multigroup confirmatory factor analysis show that the PSAFU scale is cross-culturally invariant for the cultures included in this study and suitable for use in them. The remaining dimensions of revised PSAFU scale (PSAFU-R) have statistically significant relationships with measured personality traits and with indicators of FB use, although considerable cross-cultural variations were obtained.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PSAFU scale; FB use; Personality traits; Cross-cultural context
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Chris Fullwood
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 10:42
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 12:49

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