New risk scale of adolescent addiction to social networks and the internet

The Journal of Psychology with Children and Adolescents has published in its latest issue an interesting Scale of adolescent addiction risk to social networks and the internet (ERA-RSI). The objective of this scale is the early detection of the risk of Internet addiction and social networks in the adolescent population. This instrument is composed of four dimensions: symptoms-addiction, social-use, freakish traits and nomophobia. The results have revealed that this addiction is related to neuroticism, extraversion, disinhibition, narcissism, social anxiety and anxious attachment style. The scale has good psychometric properties that make it a very useful screening tool both in the clinical field and in research.

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