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Factor Structure of the Persian Version of the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:54

Fatemeh Pondeh Nezhadan (Research Scholar, Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch, Iran)
Arash Jelodari (Research Scholar, Counseling Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran)
Ali Pondeh Nezhadan (Research Scholar, Industrial and organizational psychology, Tehran Jonub Azad University of Tehran, Iran)

DIP: 18.01.063/20170404

DOI:10.25215/0404.063

Background: Problematic use of internet is a health concern growing fast among adolescents and young adults across the world. Therefore, the current research aimed to validate the factor structure of the Persian Version of the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale. Method: A convenient and available sample of 240 college students were recruited and filled out the PRIUSS and Young Internet Addiction Test. Results: The results of the confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 3-factor model of the scale. The Cronbach's α coefficients of the entire scale and the 3 factors ranged from .83 to .92. The convergent validity of the scale with IAT showed positive and significant relationships. Discussion: According to the results, the PRIUSS may be a valuable tool for screening and prevention efforts in regard to problematic use of internet among adolescents and adults.

Keywords: Internet use, Problematic Internet Use, Psychometrics, Factor structure.

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© 2017 Fatemeh P N, Arash J & Ali P N

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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Received: July 18 2017; Revision Received: August 6, 2017; Accepted: August 30, 2017

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Fatemeh P N, Arash J & Ali P N (2017). Factor Structure of the Persian Version of the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS). International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 4, (4), DIP:18.01.063/20170404, DOI:10.25215/0404.063

 



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