The three-factor model of Internet addiction: The development of the Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire

  title={The three-factor model of Internet addiction: The development of the Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire},
  author={Zsolt Demetrovics and Beatrix Szeredi and S{\'a}ndor R{\'o}zsa},
  journal={Behavior Research Methods},
Despite the fact that more and more clinical case studies and research reports have been published on the increasing problem of Internet addiction, no generally accepted standardized tool is available to measure problematic Internet use or Internet addiction. The aim of our study was to create such a questionnaire. On the basis of earlier studies and our previous experience with Young’s (1998a) Internet Addiction Test, initially, we created a 30-item questionnaire, which was assessed together… 

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