Adaptation of Digital Addiction Scale for Children (DASC) into Turkish




Digital addiction, Digital device, Child-digital device interaction, Turkish children


Although, digital devices have numerous applications that children can benefit from, they may cause specific problems such as addiction. There are many empirical studies assessing digital addictions among Turkish adolescents and young adults. However, few empirical studies have been carried out among Turkish children probably due to the lack of an assessment tool. Therefore, the present study translated and validated the 25-item Digital Addiction Scale for Children (DASC) for Children into Turkish (DASTC). Data were collected from 694 Turkish schoolchildren aged 9-12 years (M=10.5 years; SD=0.92; 50.8% girls). The internal consistency of DASTC was calculated as α=0.92. The Videogame Addiction Scale for Children (VASC) was used to test for convergent validity and they were significantly correlated (r=0.75). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that the established two-factor model had a near-perfect fit. In addition, digital addiction scores of boys and older aged children (11-12 years) were significantly higher than girls and younger aged children (9 years).


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Yılmaz, E., Durmaz, N. ., & Griffiths, M. D. (2023). Adaptation of Digital Addiction Scale for Children (DASC) into Turkish. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews, 12(3), 599–611.