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amiri S. Validation of the psychometric properties of the short version of Young's Internet Addiction questionnaire . frooyesh. 2018; 7 (1) :65-92
URL: http://frooyesh.ir/article-1-119-en.html
Ph.D student urmia university , amirysohrab@yahoo.com
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Internet addiction disorder is identified due to overuse of Internet accompanied with lack of control, desire or behaviors which lead to disruption. This research aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the short version of the Young's Internet Addiction questionnaire in the student community. To investigate the features of this questionnaire, first  Internet Addiction questionnaire was translated using double-translation technique, then, to evaluate its psychometric indicators, this questionnaire was implemented with Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, short version of the Big Five personality And original 20-item Yang Internet addiction questionnaire. Analysis of the collected data showed the validity of this questionnaire, alpha coefficients 0/87 and 0/88 respectively for the two subscales of the lack of control / management time and desire / social problems. Also, concurrent validity with the long form of Yang Internet addiction was 0/89 (p<0.01), and has a significant positive correlation with subscales of the Bart Impulsiveness Scale (p<0.01), and negatively correlated (p<0.01) with Subscales of openness and agreeableness of Big Five personality traits' form. Results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported the factorial structure of the questionnaire. Yang Short Form questionnaire of Internet addiction has good psychometric properties in Iranian society. 

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Type of Article: Research | Subject: Psychometric
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2016/06/17 | ePublished: 2018/01/27

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