Arabic validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)

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Publications
Title
Arabic validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)
Journal
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Author(s)
Khazaal Yasser, Chatton Anne, Atwi Khodor, Zullino Daniele, Khan Riaz, Billieux Joël
ISSN
1747-597X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
6
Pages
32
Language
english
Abstract
Background: The popularity of using the Internet and related applications has grown in Arabic countries in recent
years. Despite numerous advantages in terms of optimizing communications among individuals and social systems,
the use of the Internet may in certain cases become problematic and engender negative consequences in daily
life. As no instrument in the Arabic language is available, however, to measure excessive Internet use, the goal of
the current study was to validate an Arabic version of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS).
Methods: The Arabic version of the CIUS was administered to a sample of 185 Internet users and exploratory and
confirmatory analyses performed.
Results: As found previously for the original version, a one-factor model of the CIUS had good psychometric
properties and fit the data well. The total score on the CIUS was positively associated with time spent online.
Conclusion: The Arabic version of the CIUS seems to be a valid self-report to measure problematic Internet use
Keywords
CIUS, Compulsive Internet Use, Assessment, Arabic
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Web of science
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