Cross-Cultural Validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale in Four Forms and Eight Languages

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Title
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale in Four Forms and Eight Languages
Journal
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author(s)
Lopez-Fernandez Olatz, Griffiths Mark D., Kuss Daria J., Dawes Christopher, Pontes Halley M., Justice Lucy, Rumpf Hans-Jürgen, Bischof Anja, Gässler Ann-Kathrin, Suryani Eva, Männikkö Niko, Kääriänen Maria, Romo Lucia, Morvan Yannick, Kern Laurence, Graziani Pierluigi, Rousseau Amélie, Hormes Julia M., Schimmenti Adriano, Passanisi Alessia, Demetrovics Zsolt, Király Orsolya, Lelonek-Kuleta Bernadeta, Chwaszcz Joanna, Dufour Magali, Ponce Terashima Javier, Chóliz Mariano, Zacarés Juan José, Serra Emilia, Rochat Lucien, Zullino Daniele, Achab Sophia, Landrø Nils Inge, Billieux Joël
ISSN
2152-2715
2152-2723
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Number
7
Pages
451-464
Language
english
Abstract
The 14-item Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) is one of the most frequently internationally adapted psychometric instruments developed to assess generalized problematic Internet use. Multiple adaptations of this instrument have led to versions in different languages (e.g., Arabic and French), and different numbers of items (e.g., from 5 to 16 items instead of the original 14). However, to date, the CIUS has never been simultaneously compared and validated in several languages and different versions. Consequently, the present study tested the psychometric properties of four CIUS versions (i.e., CIUS-14, CIUS-9, CIUS-7, and CIUS-5) across eight languages (i.e., German, French, English, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Hungarian) to (a) examine their psychometric properties, and (b) test their measurement invariance. These analyses also identified the optimal versions of the CIUS. The data were collected via online surveys administered to 4,226 voluntary participants from 15 countries, aged at least 18 years, and recruited from academic environments. All brief versions of the CIUS in all eight languages were validated. Dimensional, configural, and metric invariance were established across all languages for the CIUS-5, CIUS-7, and CIUS-9, but the CIUS-5 and CIUS-7 were slightly more suitable because their model fitted the ordinal estimate better, while for cross-comparisons, the CIUS-9 was slightly better. The brief versions of the CIUS are therefore reliable and structurally stable instruments that can be used for cross-cultural research across adult populations.
Keywords
Applied Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Communication, Social Psychology, General Medicine, Computer Science Applications, compulsive internet use, internet addiction
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Web of science
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