| Published: August 30, 2017
Factor Structure of the Persian Version of the Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS)
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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© 2017 Fatemeh P N, Arash J & Ali P N
Received: July 18, 2017; Revision Received: August 06, 2017; Accepted: August 30, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017