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    Measurement invariance of the short version of the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire (PMPUQ-SV) across eight languages

    Lopez-Fernandez, O. and Kuss, D.J. and Pontes, Halley and Griffiths, M.D. and Dawes, C. and Justice, L.V. and Männikkö, N. and Kääriäinen, M. and Rumpf, H.-J. and Bischof, A. and Gässler, A.-K. and Romo, L. and Kern, L. and Morvan, Y. and Rousseau, A. and Graziani, P. and Demetrovics, Z. and Király, O. and Schimmenti, A. and Passanisi, A. and Lelonek-Kuleta, B. and Chwaszcz, J. and Chóliz, M. and Zacarés, J.J. and Serra, E. and Dufour, M. and Rochat, L. and Zullino, D. and Achab, S. and Landrø, N.I. and Suryani, E. and Hormes, J.M. and Terashima, J.P. and Billieux, J. (2018) Measurement invariance of the short version of the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire (PMPUQ-SV) across eight languages. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (6), p. 1213. ISSN 1660-4601.

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    Abstract

    The prevalence of mobile phone use across the world has increased greatly over the past two decades. Problematic Mobile Phone Use (PMPU) has been studied in relation to public health and comprises various behaviours, including dangerous, prohibited, and dependent use. These types of problematic mobile phone behaviours are typically assessed with the short version of the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire (PMPUQ–SV). However, to date, no study has ever examined the degree to which the PMPU scale assesses the same construct across different languages. The aims of the present study were to (i) determine an optimal factor structure for the PMPUQ–SV among university populations using eight versions of the scale (i.e., French, German, Hungarian, English, Finnish, Italian, Polish, and Spanish); and (ii) simultaneously examine the measurement invariance (MI) of the PMPUQ–SV across all languages. The whole study sample comprised 3038 participants. Descriptive statistics, correlations, and Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were extracted from the demographic and PMPUQ-SV items. Individual and multigroup confirmatory factor analyses alongside MI analyses were conducted. Results showed a similar pattern of PMPU across the translated scales. A three-factor model of the PMPUQ-SV fitted the data well and presented with good psychometric properties. Six languages were validated independently, and five were compared via measurement invariance for future cross-cultural comparisons. The present paper contributes to the assessment of problematic mobile phone use because it is the first study to provide a cross-cultural psychometric analysis of the PMPUQ-SV. View Full-Text

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 09:21
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2021 10:48
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43451

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