The Dimensions of Facebook Addiction as Measured by Facebook Addiction Italian Questionnaire and Their Relationships with Individual Differences (2017)

Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2017 Apr;20(4):251-258. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0073.

Caci B1, Cardaci M1, Scrima F2, Tabacchi ME3,4.


The studies reported analyze the factorial structure of Facebook Addiction Italian Questionnaire (FAIQ), a variant of 20-item Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT). In Study 1, we tested FAIQ psychometric properties using exploratory factor analysis (EFA). In Study 2, we performed a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to verify the FAIQ factorial structure identified through EFA. Results from CFA confirm the presence of a four-factor model accounting for 58 percent of total variance, plus a general higher order factor that best fits the data. Further relationships between FAIQ factor scores, personality, and Facebook usage have been explored.

KEYWORDS:  Facebook; Internet addiction; social networking

PMID: 28394208

DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0073