Skip navigation

Assessing the factorial structure of the internet addiction test in a sample of Greek adolescents

Assessing the factorial structure of the internet addiction test in a sample of Greek adolescents

Tsermentseli, Stella, Karipidis, Nikolaos, Samaras, Panagiotis and Thompson, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X (2018) Assessing the factorial structure of the internet addiction test in a sample of Greek adolescents. Hellenic Journal of Psychology. ISSN 1790-1391 (In Press)

[img] PDF (Author Accepted Manuscript)
19804 TSERMENTSELI_Internet_Addiction_Test_2018.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (142kB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF (Acceptance Letter)
19804 TSERMENTSELI_Acceptance_Letter_2018.pdf - Additional Metadata
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (10kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Although many studies have documented the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) in adults, its factorial structure has not adequately been investigated in adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test, specifically testing its factorial structure in a sample of adolescents. A modified version of the Greek IAT, adapted for adolescents, was administered to 725 Greek secondary-school students. To determine the factorial structure underlying the questionnaire, both traditional and bifactor modelling approaches were applied to derive the optimal measurement structure of the IAT for adolescents. The bifactor model supported the single and three distinct factors, with stronger support for the unidimensionality of the instrument. The present study supports the stability of the three-factor structure of the Greek IAT from adolescence to adulthood, yet a longitudinal study is warranted to confirm this suggestion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescence, Internet addiction, Young Internet Addiction Test
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 10:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19804

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics