Towards a cross-cultural assessment of binge-watching: Psychometric evaluation of the “watching TV series motives” and “binge-watching engagement and symptoms” questionnaires across nine languages

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Title
Towards a cross-cultural assessment of binge-watching: Psychometric evaluation of the “watching TV series motives” and “binge-watching engagement and symptoms” questionnaires across nine languages
Journal
Computers in Human Behavior
Author(s)
Flayelle Maèva, Castro-Calvo Jesús, Vögele Claus, Astur Robert, Ballester-Arnal Rafael, Challet-Bouju Gaëlle, Brand Matthias, Cárdenas Georgina, Devos Gaëtan, Elkholy Hussien, Grall-Bronnec Marie, James Richard J.E., Jiménez-Martínez Martha, Khazaal Yasser, Valizadeh-Haghi Saeideh, King Daniel, Liu Yueheng, Lochner Christine, Steins-Loeber Sabine, Long Jiang, Potenza Marc N., Rahmatizadeh Shahabedin, Schimmenti Adriano, Stein Dan J., Tóth-Király István, Tunney Richard, Wang Yingying, Zhai Zu Wei, Maurage Pierre, Billieux Joël
ISSN
0747-5632
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Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
111
Pages
106410
Language
english
Abstract
In view of the growing interest regarding binge-watching (i.e., watching multiple episodes of television (TV) series in a single sitting) research, two measures were developed and validated to assess binge-watching involvement (“Binge-Watching Engagement and Symptoms Questionnaire”, BWESQ) and related motivations (“Watching TV Series Motives Questionnaire”, WTSMQ). To promote international and cross-cultural binge-watching research, the present article reports on the validation of these questionnaires in nine languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Hungarian, Persian, Arabic, Chinese). Both questionnaires were disseminated, together with additional self-report measures of happiness, psychopathological symptoms, impulsivity and problematic internet use among TV series viewers from a college/university student population (N = 12,616) in 17 countries. Confirmatory factor, measurement invariance and correlational analyses were conducted to establish structural and construct validity. The two questionnaires had good psychometric properties and fit in each language. Equivalence across languages and gender was supported, while construct validity was evidenced by similar patterns of associations with complementary measures of happiness, psychopathological symptoms, impulsivity and problematic internet use. The results support the psychometric validity and utility of the WTSMQ and BWESQ for conducting cross-cultural research on binge-watching.
Keywords
Binge Watching, Assessment, Cross Cultural
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