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| Published: August 30, 2017

Factor Structure of the Persian Version of the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS)

Fatemeh Pondeh Nezhadan

Research Scholar, Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Arash Jelodari

Research Scholar, Counseling Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ali Pondeh Nezhadan

Research Scholar, Industrial and organizational psychology, Tehran Jonub Azad University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.063/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.063

ABSTRACT

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. 

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Fatemeh Pondeh Nezhadan @ arash.jelodari@gmx.us

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.063/20170404

10.25215/0404.063

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017