Validación de dos escalas breves para evaluar la adicción a Internet y el abuso de móvil

Marta Beranuy Fargues, Andrés Chamarro Lusar, Carla Graner Jordania, Xavier Carbonell Sánchez

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This study describes the construction and validation process of two questionnaires designed to assess the addictive use of Internet and mobile phones. The scales were applied to a sample of 1,879 students. Results support a two-factor model, presenting an acceptable internal consistency and indices of convergent and discriminant validity. The Questionnaire of Experiences Related to Internet was found to assess intra- and interpersonal conflicts related to Internet use. The Questionnaire of Experiences Related to the Mobile Phone was found to assess conflicts related to mobile phone abuse and to maladaptive emotional and communicational patterns. Our results indicate that the mobile phone does not produce the same degree of addictive behavior as Internet; it could rather be interpreted as problematic use. Men displayed more addictive use of Internet, whilst women seemed to use the mobile phone as a means for emotional communication. It seems that the use of both technologies is more problematic during adolescence and normalizes with age toward a more professional and less playful use, and with fewer negative consequences.

Título traducido de la contribuciónValidation of two brief scales for Internet addiction and mobile phone problem use
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)480-485
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónPsicothema
Volumen21
N.º3
EstadoPublicada - 2009
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