Internet addiction is a clinical phenomenon that has raised concerns about the addictive properties of the new information and communication technologies (ICTs). The study aimed to transculturally adapt Young's Internet Addiction Test (1998) and to assess its previously proposed factor structures. Given the test's antiquity, the study also aimed to develop a brief and valid version of it with good psychometric properties. The sample consisted of 425 participants between the ages of 18 and 68 years. Through a series of confirmatory factor analyses, none of the previously proposed factor structures achieved a good level of fitness to the data. A brief version of the instrument with two theoretically oriented dimensions was developed through a content analysis. The proposed structure achieved a good level of internal consistency and fitness to the data.
|Translated title of the contribution||A chilean transcultural adaptation and assessment of the internet addiction test's factor structures: Development of a brief version|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica|
|State||Published - 2018|