Measurement Invariance of the Internet Addiction Test Among Hong Kong, Japanese, and Malaysian Adolescents

Lai, C.M., Mak, K.K., Cheng, C., Watanabe, H., Nomachi, S., Bahar, N., Young, K.S., Ko, H.C., Kim, D. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. Measurement Invariance of the Internet Addiction Test Among Hong Kong, Japanese, and Malaysian Adolescents. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18 (10), pp. 609-617. ISSN 2152-2715

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Abstract

There has been increased research examining the psychometric properties on the Internet Addiction Test across different ages and populations. This population-based study examined the psychometric properties using Confirmatory Factory Analysis and measurement invariance using Item Response Theory (IRT) of the IAT in adolescents from three Asian countries. In the Asian Adolescent Risk Behavior Survey (AARBS), 2,535 secondary school students (55.91% girls) in Grade 7 to Grade 13 (Mean age = 15.61 years; SD=1.56) from Hong Kong (n=844), Japan (n=744), and Malaysia (n=947) completed a survey on their Internet use that incorporated the IAT scale. A nested hierarchy of hypotheses concerning IAT cross-country invariance was tested using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. Replicating past finding in Hong Kong adolescents, the construct of IAT is best represented by a second-order three-factor structure in Malaysian and Japanese adolescents. Configural, metric, scalar, and partial strict factorial invariance was established across the three samples. No cross-country differences on Internet addiction were detected at latent mean level. This study provided empirical support to the IAT as a reliable and factorially stable instrument, and valid to be used across Asian adolescent populations.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Creators: Lai, C.M., Mak, K.K., Cheng, C., Watanabe, H., Nomachi, S., Bahar, N., Young, K.S., Ko, H.C., Kim, D. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 2015
Volume: 18
Number: 10
ISSN: 2152-2715
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1089/cyber.2015.0069DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Jan 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26803

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