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Abstract

The advancement of Internet worldwide has led to a new phenomena of the use of social media. Social media is used not only to connect to other people but to create good impression that sometimes involves deceiving. Social media users often manipulate their appearance in social media, such as editing their photos or faking their identities. This phenomenon is categorized as deception behavior. While this is an emerging phenomenon, there has been lack of studies that attempt to measure an individual’s intention to involve in deception behavior in social media. The aim of this study is to construct Deception Behavior in Social Media Scale based on the Utz’s (2005) theory. The respondents of this study were 457 active social media users in Jakarta and greater areas with an age ranged from 15-40 years. This study included item making and tested the scale using Component Analysis (PCA) followed by second order Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Reliability testing was performed using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. The result showed that this scale is reliable measure deception behavior in social media.

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deception behavior internet media sosial deception behavior internet social media

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Moningka, C., & Selviana, M. (2021). The development of Deception Behavior in Social Media Scale. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat: Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology, 8(1), 110–122. https://doi.org/10.24854/jpu143

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