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								*Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 04-02-2021
last updated: 04-02-2021 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 04-02-2021 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) by Meerkert et al (2009).

Reference
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. 
doi: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0181. PMID: 19072079.

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OVERVIEW
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14 5-point Likert scale items to cover 5 core elements of compulsive internet use:
Items 1, 2, 5, and 9 covers loss of control
Items 3, 8, 10, and 11 covering conflict
Items 4, 6, and 7 covers preoccupation 
Items 12 and 13 cover coping
Item 14 covers withdrawal symptoms

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 1 minute to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'cius.iqdat'

date, time:							date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:								the Inquisit build 

q*_response:						response given (in assigned values)
									Scale: never (0) - very often (4)
									
q*_latency:							how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular 
									question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)


(2) Summary data file: 'cius_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:					the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
inquisit.build:						the version/build of Inquisit
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:						assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:					time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
									
cius_totalscore:					the sum of all 14 individual responses (on scale from 0-4)
									Range: 0 - 56
									
+ responses to the individual 14 items									
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EDITABLE CODE 
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check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code 
to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are: