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Development and Validation of the Multidimensional Scale of Pathological Internet Use for Child : Part I

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2004, 17(3), pp.61-78
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Sung-Won Moon 1 Kim Seongsik 2

1우석대학교
2한국교원대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article describes the development and validation of the Multidimensional Scale of Pathological Internet Use for Child(MSPIUC) - Part I. The MSPIUC is a self-report measure and consists of three parts: Part I: Symptoms of Pathological Internet Use, Part II: Causes of Pathological Internet Use, Part III: Motivation of Pathological Internet Use. In first step, item analysis, reliability and construct validity of MSPIUC, Part I were examined in the national sample of children. The 6 sub-scales of MSPIUC, Part I were Compulsive preoccupation with Cyberspace, Tolerance/Heavily Engrossed in Internet login, Excessive orientation to virtual identity, Loss of Self-control, Academic Failure/Health Problems, Impaired Social Relationships. They had sufficient reliability. Evidence for its usefulness as a rating scale is presented. In second step, criterion-related validity were examined in the national sample of children. The results provide support for the reliability, construct validity and content related validity of MSPIUC, Part I, and demonstrated its versatility as a measure of pathological Internet use.

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