The Psychometric Properties of the Internet Addiction Test

@article{Widyanto2004ThePP,
  title={The Psychometric Properties of the Internet Addiction Test},
  author={Laura Widyanto and Mary McMurran},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          443-50
        }
}
  • Laura WidyantoM. McMurran
  • Published 29 September 2004
  • Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
There is growing concern about excessive Internet use and whether this can amount to an addiction. In researching this topic, a valid and reliable assessment instrument is essential. In her survey of Internet addiction, Young designed the Internet Addiction Test (IAT), which provides a basis for developments. The IAT has high face validity, but it has not been subjected to systematic psychometric testing. This study sought to replicate and expand Young's survey, and to examine the IAT more… 

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