Selfitis Disease Behavior Scale: Turkish Validity and Reliability Study

Kirac R., Erisen M. A., Kirac F. C., UYAR S.

ADDICTA-THE TURKISH JOURNAL ON ADDICTIONS, vol.8, no.1, pp.81-86, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/addicta.2021.21011
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-86
  • Keywords: Selfitis, selfie taking, scale, addiction, behavioral addiction
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


Although selfie behavior, which has become popular with smartphones, initially starts as a leisure activity, it can turn into an addiction with time. This condition has been defined as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and named as selfitis. Recently, interest in studies on the concept of selfie has increased and a measurement tool called "Selfitis Disease Behavior" has been developed on this subject. In this study, we aimed to perform the validity and reliability analysis of the Turkish version of Selfitis Disease Behavior Scale (SDBS). As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, it was found that the goodness of fit values of the Turkish version of the scale were acceptable and a good fit. It was also determined that the internal consistency coefficients of the scale were between 0.834 and 0.956. In addition, as a result of the correlation analysis performed within the context validity, it was concluded that the SDBS had a positive relationship with social media addiction and body perception scales. Therefore, the SDBS adapted into Turkish was demonstrated to be a valid and reliable measurement tool for use in Turkish culture.