Assessment of the Italian version of the Internet Disorder Scale (IDS-15)

Monacis, L., Sinatra, M., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and de Palo, V., 2017. Assessment of the Italian version of the Internet Disorder Scale (IDS-15). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Much research has focused on the validation of psychometric tools assessing Internet addiction. One of the newest measures is the Internet Disorder Scale (IDS-15) based on the modified IGD criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This study aimed at investigating the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the IDS-15 by examining the construct and the concurrent and the criterion-related validity and by identifying the taxonomy and the patterns of Internet users. A sample of 471 participants (Mage = 24.72 years, SD = 8.66; 256 males) was recruited from secondary schools, universities, and gaming halls. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the four-dimensional second-order structure and the three levels of the measurement invariance across gender. The reliability and the validity of the scale were confirmed, and the LPAs provided four classes of Internet users on the basis of the scores obtained in all four dimensions of the scale. The psychometric robustness of the Italian version of the IDS-15 was clearly demonstrated. Cross-cultural research should expand and generalize the present findings.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Monacis, L., Sinatra, M., Griffiths, M.D. and de Palo, V.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 30 October 2017
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-017-9823-2DOI
Rights: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 07 Nov 2017 16:05
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 16:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31992

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