|作者：||Eisa M Al-Balhan, Hicham Khabbache, Ali Watfa, Tania Simona Re, Riccardo Zerbetto, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi|
2Sais, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco.
3University of Genoa
|刊名：||Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2018, Vol.2018 (default), pp.471-482|
|原始语种摘要：||In the last decades, thanks to the widespread use of the new information and communication technologies (ICTs), nomophobia has emerged as a contemporary psychological disorder. More in detail, it has been defined as the modern fear of feeling disconnected, being out of mobile phone contact and being unable to access to information and/or communicate with others. Some authors have used an Arabic version of the Nomophobia questionnaire (NMP-Q), even though its psychometric properties are not well-known and have been poorly investigated from a formal rigorous standpoint. Our research objective was to develop and validate the Arabic version, administering it to a sample of adolescents and young adults in a country characterized by a high mobile network coverage. A total of 512 subjects (aged... 21.62±4.33 years, median 20 years), equally distributed between males and females, and was based in Kuwait volunteered to take part into the study. From the confirmatory factor analysis, a not completely satisfactory fitting with the original factor-structure emerged. From the exploratory factor analysis, four factors emerged explaining up to 57.24% of the variance. Overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient resulted 0.879. More in detail, the coefficient went from 0.645 to 0.849. Scores (and mean scores) were 4.25±1.59 (21.23±7.95), 2.95±1.33 (17.68±7.97), 4.48±1.78 (8.96±3.56), and 4.98±1.52 (34.84±10.67) for factors I, II, III and IV, respectively, whereas the overall score (and mean overall score) was 4.14±1.13 (82.71±22.68). In our sample no subject (0.0%) was without nomophobia, with 92 (18.0%) and 288 individuals (56.2%) reporting mild and moderate nomophobia levels, respectively. Approximately a quarter of the recruited sample (132 subjects, 25.8%) had severe nomophobia level.|