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Validation of the Arabic Version of the Social Networking Time Use Scale (SONTUS) in Saudi Context


Hassan M. Alhaythami


Vol. 22  No. 1  pp. 501-508


The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties (i.e., construct validity; internal consistency reliability) of the Arabic version of the Social Networking Time Use Scale (SONTUS) among Saudi undergraduate students (N = 508). Results of study showed that the Arabic version of the SONTUS contained three subscales and overall had good psychometric properties. These results suggest that the SONTUS can be used to measure the frequency of time spent using SNSs among Saudi students. University faculty and administrators in Saudi Arabia as well as in the Arabic world can benefit from understanding students use of SNS.


Undergraduate Students, Online Learning, Social Study, Factor Analysis, Psychometric Properties.