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Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9020018

Conflicts in Romantic Relationships over Facebook Use: Validation and Psychometric Study

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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Ponce Health Sciences University, San Juan University Center, 388 Zona Industrial Reparada 2, Ponce, PR 00716, USA
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San Juan Campus, Carlos Albizu University, 151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901, USA
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Received: 6 January 2019 / Revised: 27 January 2019 / Accepted: 2 February 2019 / Published: 10 February 2019
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The present study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Conflicts in Romantic Relationships Over Facebook Use Scale with a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 300 Puerto Ricans participated in this confirmatory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a multidimensional structure. These dimensions are: Partner Facebook intrusion, Conflict over Facebook use, and Jealousy over Facebook use. A total of 18 items complied with the criteria of discrimination and presented appropriate factorial loads (six items per dimension). The Cronbach’s alpha indexes of the dimensions ranged between 0.87–0.95, and the omega coefficients ranged between 0.88–0.95. In summary, the instrument has the appropriate psychometric properties to continue with validation studies, as well as to be implemented in various work areas, both theoretical and applied. View Full-Text
Keywords: Facebook; Facebook intrusion; couple relationships; conflicts; jealousy; psychometric properties; validation Facebook; Facebook intrusion; couple relationships; conflicts; jealousy; psychometric properties; validation
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González-Rivera, J.A.; Hernández-Gato, I. Conflicts in Romantic Relationships over Facebook Use: Validation and Psychometric Study. Behav. Sci. 2019, 9, 18.

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