Author: Miriam Niklová
Institution: Matej Bel University
Author: Karina Zošáková
Institution: Matej Bel University
Author: Michal Novocký
Institution: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Year of publication: 2020
Source: Show
Pages: 24-33
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.20.62.4.02
PDF: tner/202004/tner6202.pdf

The aim of the contribution was to map the degree of smartphone addiction in adolescents by means of The Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS-SV) short version designed by Kwon et al. (2013). The construct validity of the research tool was established by exploratory factor analysis. A unidimentional solution appeared suitable to work with. The internal consistency of the scale was determined by Cronbach’s alpha (0.831). 519 respondents aged 12 to 25 years (AM = 19.41; SD = 3.83) participated in the research. A statistically significant difference was confirmed in the degree of adolescents’ smartphone addiction by gender in favour of women, and by age, at which respondents got their first smartphones, in favour of those who got their smartphone at a younger age. The effect size of differences was weak. No statistically significant difference showed in the degree of smartphone addiction by school type attended by adolescents.

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