The development of the Problematic Series WatchingScale (PSWS)

Orosz, Gábor and Bőthe, Beáta and Tóth-Király, István (2016) The development of the Problematic Series WatchingScale (PSWS). Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5 (1). pp. 144-150. ISSN 2062-5871


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Background and aims The goal of the present study was to create a short ProblematicSeries Watching Scale (PSWS). Methods On the basis of the six components model of Griffiths (2005), six items were identifiedcovering all components of problematic series watching. Confirmatoryfactor analyses were carried out on two independent samples (N<sub>1</sub>  = 366, N<sub>2</sub>  = 752). Results The PSWS has appropriate factor structure and reliability. Theamount of free time was not, but the series watching time was associatedwith PSWS scores. Women had higher scores than men. Discussion Before PSWS, no prior scale has been created to measure problematicseries watching. Further research is needed to properly assess itsvalidity and reliability; and for examining whether extensive serieswatching can lead to health-related and psychosocial problems. Conclusions In the increasingly digitalized world there are many motivationalforces which encourage people watching online series. In the lightof these changes, research on problematic series watching will beprogressively relevant.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 23:15

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