Title

Assessment of internet addiction among Filipino adolescents from Rizal and Laguna provinces: An item response theory approach

Date of Publication

2019

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Statistics Major in Actuarial Science

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Mathematics and Statistics Department

Abstract/Summary

The problematic use of the Internet has become a widespread concern due to its detrimental effects to a person's well-being. The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the psychometric properties of the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) for assessing the relationship between excessive Internet use of the Internet and its manifestations through a representative sample of Filipino adolescents from Rizal and Laguna provinces. This study adapted an Item Response Theory Graded Response Modeling that assessed the reliability of the test at the item and test levels. Analyses of the data revealed that the test is useful in classifying individuals into low, moderate, or high Internet addiction severity levels with prevalence of 10.06%, 83.73%, and 6.21%, respectively. It was also found that the items measured more Internet addiction dimension and with more precision 1SD around the mean. The items which best characterize each severity level were distinguished.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTU017669

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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