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dc.creatorPertegal Vega, Miguel Ángeles
dc.creatorOliva Delgado, Alfredoes
dc.creatorRodríguez Meirinhos, Anaes
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-16T18:16:24Z
dc.date.available2019-12-16T18:16:24Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationPertegal Vega, M.Á., Oliva Delgado, A. y Rodríguez Meirinhos, A. (2019). Development and validation of the Scale of Motives for Using Social Networking Sites (SMU-SNS) for adolescents and youths. PLoS ONE, 12 (14), 1-21.
dc.identifier.issn0225781es
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11441/91004
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade, the Uses and Gratifications theory has driven research on the motives behind social media use. The three most commonly explored motives have been: maintaining relationships, seeking information, and entertainment. The aim of this study was to develop and validate the Scale of Motives for Using Social Networking Sites (SMU-SNS), a measure to assess a wider range of motives for using Social Networking Sites than have previously been researched. A multi-method design with different samples of high-school and university students was used. First, to develop the pool of items, a literature review and a focus group study (n = 48, age range = 16–21) was conducted. Second, to reduce and refine the pool of items a pilot study (n = 168, age range = 14–24) was performed. Third, a validation study (n = 1102, age range = 13–25) was conducted to assess the validity and reliability of the SMU-SNS. Cross-validation using EFA and CFA resulted in a final version comprising 27 items distributed in nine factors (Dating, New Friendships, Academic Purposes, Social Connectedness, Following and Monitoring Others, Entertainment, seeking Social Recognition, Self-expression, and seeking Information). Internal consistency was excellent and evidence of measurement invariance across gender and age was largely achieved. The SMU-SNS scores significantly correlated with other relevant variables, including age, gender, certain personality traits, social support, loneliness, and life satisfaction. Overall, findings supported the SMU-SNS as a valid and reliable measure to assess youth’s motives for using Social Networking Sites. Psychometric and general implications are discussed.es
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Educación y Formación Profesional
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dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherPublic Library of Sciencees
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONE, 14 (12), 1-21.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
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dc.titleDevelopment and validation of the Scale of Motives for Using Social Networking Sites (SMU-SNS) for adolescents and youthses
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educaciónes
dc.relation.projectIDPSI 2015-64211-R
dc.relation.projectIDFPU 14/02888
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225781es
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0225781es
idus.format.extent21 p.es
dc.journaltitlePLoS ONEes
dc.publication.volumen14es
dc.publication.issue12es
dc.publication.initialPage1es
dc.publication.endPage21es

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