The Short French Internet Addiction Test Adapted to Online Sexual Activities: Validation and Links With Online Sexual Preferences and Addiction Symptoms

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Title
The Short French Internet Addiction Test Adapted to Online Sexual Activities: Validation and Links With Online Sexual Preferences and Addiction Symptoms
Journal
The Journal of Sex Research
Author(s)
Wéry Aline, Burnay Jonathan, Karila Laurent, Billieux Joël
ISSN
0022-4499
1559-8519
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
53
Number
6
Pages
701-710
Language
english
Abstract
The goal of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of a French version of the
short Internet Addiction Test adapted to online sexual activities (s-IAT-sex). The French version
of the s-IAT-sex was administered to a sample of 401 men. The participants also completed a
questionnaire that screened for sexual addiction (PATHOS). The relationships of s-IAT-sex
scores with time spent online for online sexual activities (OSAs) and the types of OSAs favored
were also considered. Confirmatory analyses supported a two-factor model of s-IAT-sex, corresponding
to the factorial structure found in earlier studies that used the short IAT. The first factor
regroups loss of control and time management, whereas the second factor regroups craving and
social problems. Internal consistency for each factor was evaluated with Cronbach’s a coefficient,
resulting in .87 for Factor 1, .76 for Factor 2, and .88 for the global scale. Concurrent validity was
supported by relationships with symptoms of sexual addiction, types of OSAs practiced, and time
spent online for OSAs. The prevalence of sexual addiction (measured by PATHOS) was 28.1%
in the current sample of self-selected male OSA users. The French version of the s-IAT-sex presents
good psychometric properties and constitutes a useful tool for researchers and practitioners
Keywords
Assessment, Online Sexual Activities, Cybersex
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