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Table 3 Bivariate correlations between questionnaire items and SNS addiction (n = 420)

From: Purposes of internet use among Iranian university students: exploring its relationship with social networking site (SNS) addiction

SNS addiction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  0.20** 0.03 0.38** 0.09 0.02 0.26** 0.07 0.07 − 0.06 0.04 0.09 − 0.06 − 0.11*
1. Meet new people 0.20** 0.11* 0.03 0.20** 0.19** 0.11* 0.13** 0.23** 0.13** 0.06 − 0.01 − 0.02
2. Sociopolitical news   0.08 0.12* 0.14** 0.04 0.09 0.15** 0.13** 0.09 0.29** 0.29** 0.09
3. SNS use    0.10* 0.01 0.26** 0.14** 0.12** − 0.20 0.12* 0.07 0.10* 0.00
4. Gaming     0.20** 0.12* 0.23** 0.18** 0.10* 0.15** 0.04 0.09 0.09
5. Gambling      − 0.03 0.17** 0.04 0.15** 0.19** 0.03 0.07 0.11*
6. Relaxing       0.23** 0.13** 0.03 0.17** 0.16** 0.20** 0.02
7. Movie & music        0.24** 0.04 0.23** 0.18** 0.25** 0.29**
8. Shopping         0.01 0.24** 0.60** 0.29** 0.34**
9. Making money          0.18** 0.10* 0.01 0.11*
10. Online transportation           0.13** 0.24** 0.25**
11. Learning            0.60** 0.34**
12. Searching             0.34**
13. Email for educational needs             
  1. *p < .05. **p < .01