Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)

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Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)

A scale with 14 5-point Likert questions measuring compulsive internet usage by Meerkerk et al (2009).
Duration: 1 minutes
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:09PM


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Meerkerk, G.J., Van Den Eijnden, R.J., Vermulst, A.A., & Garretsen, H.F. (2009). The Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS): some psychometric properties. Cyberpsychol Behav, 12(1), 1-6.

Downing, Martin J, Antebi, Nadav, & Schrimshaw, Eric W. (2014). Compulsive use of Internet-based sexually explicit media: Adaptation and validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS). Addictive Behaviors, 39(6), 1126-1130.

Diana Guertler, Hans-Juergen Rumpf, Anja Bischof, Nadin Kastirke, Kay Uwe Petersen, Ulrich John, & Christian Meyer. (2014). Assessment of Problematic Internet Use by the Compulsive Internet Use Scale and the Internet Addiction Test. European Addiction Research, 20(2), 75-81.

Dhir, Amandeep, Chen, Sufen, & Nieminen, Marko. (2015). A repeat cross-sectional analysis of the psychometric properties of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) with adolescents from public and private schools. Computers and Education, 86, 172-181.

Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Hossein Dabiriyan Tehrani, Nasrin Khajeali, Abbas Keshtkar, & Masoudeh Babakhanian. (2020). Psychometric Properties of Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi, 23(3), 352-363.