Title: Vietnamese validation of the short version of Internet Addiction Test
year: 2017
Journal: Addict Behav Rep
Volume: 6
Pages: 45-50
date: Dec
ISSN: 2352-8532 (Electronic);2352-8532 (Linking)
Legal note: PMC5800578
Article Number: 29450235
Keywords: Factor analysis;Internet Addiction Test;Psychometric properties;Short-version;Vietnamese
Abstract: Background and aims: The main goal of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Vietnamese version of the short-version of Internet Addiction Test (s-IAT) and to assess the relationship between s-IAT scores and demographics, health related qualify of life and perceived stress scores in young Vietnamese. Methods: The Vietnamese version of s-IAT was administered to a sample of 589 participants. Exploratory factor and reliability analyses were performed. Regression analysis was used to identify the associated factors. Results: The two-factor model of Vietnamese version of s-IAT demonstrated good psychometric properties. The internal consistency of Factor 1 (loss of control/time management) was high (Cronbach's alpha = 0.82) and Factor 2 (craving/social problems) was satisfactory (Cronbach's alpha = 0.75). Findings indicated that 20.9% youths were addicted to the Internet. Regression analysis revealed significant associations between Internet addiction and having problems in self-care, lower quality of life and high perceived stress scores. Discussion and conclusions: The Vietnamese version of s-IAT is a valid and reliable instrument to assess IA in Vietnamese population. Due to the high prevalence of IA among Vietnamese youths, IA should be paid attention in future intervention programs. s-IAT can be a useful screening tool for IA to promptly inform and treat the IA among Vietnamese youths.
Notes: Tran, Bach Xuan;Mai, Hue Thi;Nguyen, Long Hoang;Nguyen, Cuong Tat;Latkin, Carl A;Zhang, Melvyn W B;Ho, Roger C M;eng;Netherlands;2018/02/17 06:00;Addict Behav Rep. 2017 Jul 8;6:45-50. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2017.07.001. eCollection 2017 Dec.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29450235;https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5800578/pdf/main.pdf
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5201
Authors Address: Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam.;Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.;School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.;Institute for Global Health Innovations, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.;National Addiction Management Service, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.;Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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