PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF A TURKISH VERSION OF THE COMPULSIVE INTERNET USE SCALE

  • Yasar Kuzucu Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Education, Department of Counseling and Guidance Merkez Kampüs Aytepe, Aydın, Turkey
  • Yalcın Ozdemir Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Education, Department of Counseling and Guidance Merkez Kampüs Aytepe, Aydın, Turkey
  • Serife Ak Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Merkez Kampüs Aytepe, Aydın, Turkey

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) in a Turkish adolescent sample. The data were collected from 409 adolescents. The sample included 229 (56%) females and 180 (44%) males. The age of the participants ranged between 16 and 18 years with a mean age of 17.3 (SD= 1.3). Adolescent ages 16- 18).First, the factor structure of the scale was examined and the results of the explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses showed that the CIUS is a onedimensional construct.As for the convergent validity; the correlations of CIUS with measures of Internet addiction were examined. For divergent validity; the correlations of CIUS with measures of social and emotional loneliness and depression were examined. These results revealed strong correlations. Following, reliability wasexamined via internal consistency, test-re-test reliability coefficients and split-half correlation. Reliability analyses showed that the scale had high internal consistency, high test-retest and split half reliabilities. The results of the present study indicate that Turkish version of CIUS has good psychometric properties.Finally, findings were discussed in line with the relevant literature.

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Published
2015-01-28
How to Cite
Kuzucu, Y., Ozdemir, Y., & Ak, S. (2015). PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF A TURKISH VERSION OF THE COMPULSIVE INTERNET USE SCALE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(1). Retrieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/4935