Original Articles

Turkish version of Facebook Jealousy Questionnaire: reliability and validity studies on university students


Iletisim Fakultesi/Halkla Iliskiler ve Tanitim/Baskent Universitesi/Ankara/Turkiye

Alpha Psychiatry 2016; 17: Supplement 93-99
DOI: 10.5455/apd.211230
Read: 147 Downloads: 65 Published: 01 February 2016

Objective: The aim of the present study was to develop and assess validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Facebook Jealousy Questionnaire. Methods: A Turkish version of the Facebook Jealousy Questionnaire was translated to Turkish from English, and then translated back to English. The sample consisted of 307 students from two different universities in Ankara. In order to determine criterion validity of the scale, its correlation with the Turkish version of Romantic Jealousy Scale’s subscale ‘triggers of jealousy’ was used. Results: For determining the reliability and validity of the scale, internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha), test-retest and corrected item-total correlations, criterion validity were used. Gender, age and some relational differences such as relational satisfaction and attractiveness of the partner were examined. There were only a significant negative correlation between age and Facebook jealousy score. Conclusions: This study supports the one-factor model of the Facebook Jealousy Questionnaire indicated by the original study. Findings demonstrate that the Turkish version of the Facebook Jealousy Questionnaire is a highly reliable and valid instrument to measure Facebook jealousy. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2016; 17(0.100): 93-99]

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