ARE YOU A FACEBOOK ADDICT? Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction, the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale. "The use of Facebook has increased rapidly. We are dealing with a subdivision of Internet addiction connected to social media," Doctor of Psychology Cecilie Schou Andreassen says about the study, which is the first of its kind worldwide. Andreassen heads the research project "Facebook Addiction" at the University of Bergen (UiB). An article about the results has just been published in the renowned journal Psychological Reports. She has clear views as to why some people develop Facebook dependency. "It occurs more regularly among younger than older users. We have also found that people who are anxious and socially insecure use Facebook more than those with lower scores on those traits, probably because those who are anxious find it easier to communicate via social media than face-to- face," Andreassen says. People who are organised and more ambitious tend to be less at risk from Facebook addiction. They will often use social media as an integral part of work and networking. "Our research also indicates that women are more at risk of developing Facebook addiction, probably due to the social nature of Facebook," Andreassen says. Six warning signs As Facebook has become as ubiquitous as television in our everyday lives, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many people to know if they are addicted to social media. Andreassen’s study shows that the symptoms of Facebook addiction resemble those of drug addiction, alcohol addiction and chemical substance addiction. The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale is based on six basic criteria, where all items are scored on the following scale: (1) Very rarely, (2) Rarely, (3) Sometimes, (4) Often, (5)Very often, and (6) Always. • You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or planning to use of Facebook. • You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more. • You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems. • You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success. • You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook. • You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies. Andreassen’s study shows that scoring “often” or “very often” on at least four of the six items may suggest that you are addicted to Facebook. Disponível em: Acesso em: Acesso em: 3 jun. 2013 (Texto adaptado) 1 - Questão 19204. Conhecimentos Específicos - Interpretação de Textos Inglês - Nível Médio - Vestibular - EB - 2013 According to the passage, it is correct to say that a) every media enthusiast is a Facebook addict. b) Facebook addiction has nothing to do with internet addiction. c) young women who use Facebook get addicted to it. d) students with lower scores at school tend to get addicted to Facebook. e) women are more likely to develop Facebook addiction. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? 2 - Questão 19205. Conhecimentos Específicos - Interpretação de Textos Inglês - Nível Médio - Vestibular - EB - 2013 It is implied in the passage that a) many studies have been carried out in order to understand why women tend to get addict to Facebook. b) older people usually don t get addicted to Facebook for they don t access the internet regularly. c) Facebook addiction is the main reason why young people have low scores at school. d) people who are anxious tend to find it easier to communicate via Facebook than face-to-face. e) people who are more ambitious are free from the risk of Facebook addiction. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? 3 - Questão 19206. Conhecimentos Específicos - Interpretação de Textos Inglês - Nível Médio - Vestibular - EB - 2013 According to the Bergen Facebook addiction scale, it can be said that you may be addicted to Facebook when a) you feel uneasy for being unable to use Facebook. b) you leave Facebook behind in order to look after your personal problems. c) you can reduce the use of Facebook and feel laid-back. d) you take Facebook for granted. e) you have low scores at school. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? 4 - Questão 19207. Conhecimentos Específicos - Interpretação de Textos Inglês - Nível Médio - Vestibular - EB - 2013 According to the passage, which of the following is true about Facebook? a) Because of their own nature, men are not at the risk of being addicted to social network. b) Facebook has replaced television in our daily lives. c) People who are organized and ambitious tend to use social media as an important part of their work and networking. d) Because Facebook is part of people s daily routine, it is easy for them to identify whether they are addicted to it or not. e) Unless you have a score of "often" or "very often” on all the criteria specified in the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, you cannot be considered addicted to social media. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? Corrigindo... pode demorar um pouco, não atualize.