Design and validation of the new technologies problematic use questionnaire.

  • Francisco J. Labrador UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
  • Silvia M. Villadangos UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
  • María Crespo UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
  • Elisardo Becoña UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Keywords: New technologies, problematic use, addiction, questionnaire

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to develop and validate an instrument to assess the problematic use of new technologies (NT) in youth and adolescents. After the pilot study, an initial questionnaire of 35 items was developed. The questionnaire was applied to a sample of 2747 students from 5th grade to 5th university degree. Results from the analysis of reliability (Cronbach Alpha) point in all cases (full scale and subscales) values higher than .70. The appropriate analyses were conducted to establish convergent, clinical and construct validity. The final results point to the convenience to reducing the questionnaire to 26 items. The factorial structure point to seven factors, one for each considered NT (Internet, video games, mobile and television), plus other three, which grouped similar behaviour in the various NT. The suitability of the questionnaire is discusses.

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Author Biographies

Francisco J. Labrador, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Catedrático de Universidad del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos I (Ps. Clínica) de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
María Crespo, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Profesora Titular de Universidad del Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos I (Ps. Clínica) de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Elisardo Becoña, UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Catedrático de Universidad

Published
20-09-2013
How to Cite
Labrador, F. J., Villadangos, S. M., Crespo, M., & Becoña, E. (2013). Design and validation of the new technologies problematic use questionnaire. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(3), 836-847. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.3.159291
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology

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