Measuring Problematic Mobile Phone Use: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the PUMP Scale

  title={Measuring Problematic Mobile Phone Use: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the PUMP Scale},
  author={Lisa J. Merlo and Amanda M. Stone and Alex Bibbey},
  booktitle={Journal of addiction},
This study aimed to develop and assess the psychometric properties of an English language measure of problematic mobile phone use. Participants were recruited from a university campus, health science center, and other public locations. The sample included 244 individuals (68.4% female) aged 18-75. Results supported a unidimensional factor structure for the 20-item self-report Problematic Use of Mobile Phones (PUMP) Scale. Internal consistency was excellent (α = 0.94). Strong correlations (r… CONTINUE READING
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