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In the past decade, various scales have been developed for measuring engagement with social network sites (SNS), but validity concerns have recently been raised about some of them. The present study thus provides a systematic review of the psychometric properties of these scales. This review included articles that aimed at either developing an SNS engagement scale or providing a systematic test of the psychometric properties of the scale. We conducted keyword-based searches of several broad multidisciplinary databases, along with reference list searches and article citation searches. These search strategies yielded a total of 14 reports, revealing validation evidence for 12 SNS engagement scales among 13,861 participants from 11 countries. There was mixed evidence for the various types of validity tests, with some scales having been validated more rigorously with multiple studies and samples while others having not yet been systematically validated. Sampling and acquiescence biases were also present for some scales. The present review provides recommendations for researchers intending to study SNS engagement. Although the literature search was multi-faceted, it may conceivably have missed studies that provided less rigorous validity evidence. Overall, this study contributes to evaluating and strengthening the methodological foundations of SNS research.
The present review provides psychometric evaluations of scales for measuring SNS engagement. Apart from the widely used FBI scale, we found 11 other scales that may provide useful alternatives for researchers who would like to study SNS engagement. The quantity of these scales and their distinctive theoretical frameworks show that multiple options are available for researchers who are interested in this topic. However, we also found some yet-to-beresolved validity concerns for these SNS engagement scales, implying that researchers should check the psychometric properties of a scale before using it for data collection. These concerns also imply that there is a wealth of opportunities for validation studies to improve how SNS engagement is measured and studied. Both of these implications are discussed in detail below.