Facebook Addiction Test: Take it if your dare
Scientists have devised a Facebook addiction test that can determine whether a user is addicted to the popular social network by answering six questions
Savvy scientists have devised a simple test that can help users determine whether they’re addicted to Facebook.
Published in the Psychological Reports journal, the test is based on the ‘six core elements of addiction’ – salience, mood modification, withdrawal, tolerance, conflict and relapse - the same method used to spot alcohol addiction.
Users are able to determine whether they’re hooked on the social network by rating each of the six questions (below) on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being the lowest and five the highest.
1. You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or plan use of Facebook
*Scored 4 or more on at least four of these questions? Then you could (apparently, although probably not) be addicted to Facebook.
The test was compiled in a study of 423 students from the University of Bergen, Norway, with the results suggesting younger users are more inclined to develop an addiction to the social network than older ones.
Source: Daily Mail