A network analysis of the Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form (IDS9-SF): a large-scale cross-cultural study in Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Li, L., Mamun, M.A., Al-Mamun, F., Ullah, I., Hosen, I., Zia, S.A., Poorebrahim, A., Pourgholami, M., Lin, C.-Y., Pontes, H.M., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2022. A network analysis of the Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form (IDS9-SF): a large-scale cross-cultural study in Iran, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310

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Abstract

The Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form (IDS9-SF) is a validated instrument assessing internet disorder which modified the internet gaming disorder criteria proposed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, the relationships between the nine items in the IDS9-SF are rarely investigated. The present study used network analysis to investigate the features of the IDS9-SF among three populations in Bangladesh, Iran, and Pakistan. Data were collected (N = 1901; 957 [50.3%] females; 666 [35.0%] Pakistani, 533 [28.1%] Bangladesh, and 702 [36.9%] Iranians) using an online survey platform (e.g., Google Forms). All the participants completed the IDS9-SF. The central-stability-coefficients of the nine IDS9-SF items were 0.71, 0.89, 0.96, 0.98, 0.98, 1.00, 0.67, 0.79, and 0.91, respectively. The node centrality was stable and interpretable in the network. The Network Comparison Test (NCT) showed that the network structure had no significant differences among Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Iranian participants (p-values = 0.172 to 0.371). Researchers may also use the IDS9-SF to estimate underlying internet addiction for their target participants and further explore and investigate the phenomenon related to internet addiction.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Current Psychology
Creators: Li, L., Mamun, M.A., Al-Mamun, F., Ullah, I., Hosen, I., Zia, S.A., Poorebrahim, A., Pourgholami, M., Lin, C.-Y., Pontes, H.M., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 9 June 2022
ISSN: 1046-1310
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10.1007/s12144-022-03284-8DOI
1552392Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 10 Jun 2022 12:58
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 12:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46437

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