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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2011;20(4):395-403.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2011.20.4.395    Published online December 31, 2011.
Validation of Addictive Personality Scale for Screening Adolescents.
Hyun Sook Park, Sun Young Jung
College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea. jungsy@cu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine reliability and validity of the Eysenck personality questionnaire which is a well-known measure for risk of addictive personality, and to suggest criteria for screening the adolescent addictive personality. METHODS: The participants were 988 adolescents from four middle schools and four high schools. Reliability, sensitivity and specificity in the ROC curve, and validity were used to analyze the data. RESULTS: The internal consistency reliability of the addictive personality scale was .88. There were statistically significant correlations among addictive personality, self-control, and addictive behaviors, which indicate the scale has validity. Also the cutoff of classification of addictive personality in adolescents was indicated by the ROC curve. CONCLUSION: The above findings indicate that the addictive personality scale has good validity, reliability, cutoff for screening when used with adolescents.
Key Words: Adolescent; Addictive; Personality


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