Validation and evaluation of the psychometric properties of Bangla nine-item Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form

Islam, S., Rahmen, E., Moonajilin, S. and Griffiths, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Validation and evaluation of the psychometric properties of Bangla nine-item Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form. Journal of Addictive Diseases. ISSN 1055-0887

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Abstract

Online activities such as online gaming and social media use have become very popular and for most individuals, engagement in such activities is highly enjoyable. However, for a small minority of individuals, such behaviors can lead to problematic internet use. There are many screening instruments that assess problematic internet use including the nine-item Internet Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IDS9-SF). The present study translated the IDS9-SF into Bangla and investigated its psychometric properties. The sample comprised 534 adolescents aged 13 to 18 years (61.0% male; mean age 15.7 years (SD=1.5) from selected schools (secondary and higher secondary) in Dhaka City. The study included confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha, and item-total correlation. Results demonstrated that the Bangla IDS9-SF had very good internal validity (Cronbach's alpha = .82), and that IDS score was positively and significantly correlated with scores on depression and anxiety scales. A confirmatory factor analysis showed the model had an excellent fit to the data. Therefore, the Bangla IDS9-SF appears to be a valid and reliable instrument that may be employed in further research on problematic internet use in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Addictive Diseases
Creators: Islam, S., Rahmen, E., Moonajilin, S. and Griffiths, M.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Date: 7 August 2020
ISSN: 1055-0887
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/10550887.2020.1799134DOI
1351861Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 12 Aug 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 13:17
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40441

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