THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA USE INTEGRATION SCALE

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Author(s): Ahmet AKIN Ahmet ZBAY ?hsan BAYKUT

The aim of this study is to examine of valitidy and reliability of the Turkish version of theSocial Media Use IntegrationScale (SMUIS; Jenkins-Guarnieri, Wright, & Johnson, 2013). The sample of this study consisted of 247 university students. Fit index values of thetwo-dimensionalsocial media use model were: x 2= 74.92, df= 31, RMSEA= .076, NFI= .93, NNFI= .94, CFI= .96, IFI= .96, GFI= .94, SRMR= .049. Cronbach alpha internal consistency reliability coefficients were .87for total scale, .87 for social integration and emotional connection subscale, and .71 for integration into social routines subscale. The corrected item-total corraletions ranged from .31to .76. Over all findings show that this scale had high validity and relibiality scores.

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