Facebook addiction among Polish undergraduate students: validity of measurement and relationship with personality and well-being

Paweł Atroszko , Julia Maria Balcerowska , Piotr Bereznowski , Adriana Biernatowska , Ståle Pallesen , Cecilie Schou Andreassen


Facebook addiction has been suggested as a potential behavioral addiction emerging from the framework of the theory and research on social networking sites addiction and Internet addiction. Previous studies showed that Facebook addiction is related to specific personality traits and well-being. However, there is still a scarcity of studies showing the relative contribution of different personality characteristics to Facebook addiction within an integrated model. In addition, few studies have investigated the unique contribution of Facebook addiction in terms of explaining different facets of well-being above and beyond personality characteristics previously shown to be related to psychosocial functioning. The present study demonstrates validation of the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS) in the sample of Polish students and a tentative integrated model of potential Facebook addiction personality risk factors. BFAS was administered to 1157 students. In addition, participants were asked about demographic variables, and personality traits (Big Five, self-esteem, self-efficacy, narcissism), loneliness, social anxiety, and well-being indicators were measured. BFAS had acceptable fit with the data and demonstrated good reliability. The investigated model showed that Facebook addiction was related to higher extraversion, narcissism, loneliness, social anxiety, and lower general self-efficacy. Facebook addiction was further related to impoverished well-being (impaired general health, decreased sleep quality, and higher perceived stress), which is congruent with previous findings.
Autor Paweł Atroszko (WNS / IPsych / ZPiS)
Paweł Atroszko
- Zakład Psychometrii i Statystyki
, Julia Maria Balcerowska (WNS / IPsych)
Julia Maria Balcerowska
- Instytut Psychologii
, Piotr Bereznowski (WNS / IPsych)
Piotr Bereznowski
- Instytut Psychologii
, Adriana Biernatowska (WNS / IPsych)
Adriana Biernatowska
- Instytut Psychologii
, Ståle Pallesen
Ståle Pallesen
, Cecilie Schou Andreassen
Cecilie Schou Andreassen
Tytuł czasopisma/seriiComputers in Human Behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, (A 40 pkt)
Rok wydania2018
Objętość publikacji w arkuszach wydawniczych1.8
Słowa kluczowe w języku angielskimFacebook addiction, health, personality, scale, social anxiety, stress
Klasyfikacja ASJC3200 General Psychology; 1709 Human-Computer Interaction; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.04.001
Języken angielski
Punktacja (całkowita)40
PunktacjaPunktacja MNiSW = 40.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Wskaźniki publikacji Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 2.137; Impact Factor WoS: 2017 = 3.536 (2) - 2017=4.417 (5)
Liczba cytowań*
Udostępnij Udostępnij

Pobierz odnośnik do tego rekordu

* Podana liczba cytowań wynika z analizy informacji dostępnych w Internecie i jest zbliżona do wartości obliczanej przy pomocy systemu Publish or Perish.