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Psychometric Testing of Three Chinese Online-Related Addictive Behavior Instruments among Hong Kong University Students
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8798-5345
International Gaming Research Unit, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
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2019 (English)In: Psychiatric quarterly, ISSN 0033-2720, E-ISSN 1573-6709, Vol. 90, no 1, p. 117-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Given that there is a lack of instruments assessing internet-related addictions among Chinese population, this study aimed to validate the Chinese version of the nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scales- Short Form (IGDS-SF9), Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), and Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS) among Hong Kong university students. Participants aged between 17 and 30 years participated in the present study (n = 307; 32.4% males; mean [SD] age = 21.64 [8.11]). All the participants completed the IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, SABAS, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were used to examine the factorial structures and the unidimensionality for IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, and SABAS. CFAs demonstrated that the three scales were all unidimensional with satisfactory fit indices: comparative fit index = 0.969 to 0.992. In addition, the IGDS-SF9 and BSMAS were slightly modified based on the modification index in CFA. The Chinese IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, and SABAS are valid instruments to assess the addiction levels of internet-related activities for Hong Kong university students.

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Springer, 2019. Vol. 90, no 1, p. 117-128
Keywords [en]
Addiction psychometrics, Gaming addiction, Online addiction, Smartphone addiction, Social media addiction
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Psychiatry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42172DOI: 10.1007/s11126-018-9610-7ISI: 000462212900010PubMedID: 30328020Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85055569214Local ID: PP HHJ 2019 embargo 12;HHJÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-42172DiVA, id: diva2:1267055
Available from: 2018-11-30 Created: 2018-11-30 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved

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