Address for correspondence Ramin Safiyari Rovosh, Shahid Beheshti University, Velenjak, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran; E-mail: [email protected].
Abstract: Smartphone addiction among adolescents has become a major concern. The present study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the Persian Smartphone Addiction Scale – Short Version (SAS-SV). A sample of 398 adolescents (52% girls and 48% boys) completed the SAS-SV, the Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS), and the Young Internet Addiction Test (IAT). Factor analysis showed that the Persian SAS-SV consisted of one factor and is a reliable (Cronbach’s α= 0.82) and valid (CFA model fit: RMSEA = 0.7, CFI = .95, AGFI = .92) measure. Strong correlations with depressive symptoms (r = 0.41) and internet addiction scores (r = 0.57) were also found. A high prevalence of smartphone addiction in adolescents and the correlation with depression and internet addiction signals that more attention should be given to this issue. The Persian SAS-SV is a valid and reliable scale to be used for Persian speaking samples.
Keywords: Smartphone addiction, internet addiction, adolescence, measurement, Persian SAS-SV