Validation of the Turkish version of the questionnaire of Internet use motives (MUI)


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Kuşci İ., Arpacı İ.

JOURNAL OF LEARNING AND TEACHING IN DIGITAL AGE, vol.8, no.2, pp.284-290, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.53850/joltida.1221877
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LEARNING AND TEACHING IN DIGITAL AGE
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Directory of Open Access Journals, ERIHPlus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Index Copernicus, Sobiad Atıf Dizini
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-290
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The present study adapted the “questionnaire of Internet use motives” (MUI) into Turkish based on data collected from 638 adults. Results showed that the Turkish version of the MUI has a high internal consistency (α= .88) along with convergent and discriminant validity. The confirmatory factor analysis results supported the five-factor structure of the original MUI. Internet Addiction Test Short Form (IAT-SF) was used to test concurrent validity. The results indicated a significant positive correlation between the MUI and IAT-SF (r= .83), suggesting that individuals having higher levels of MUI may also tend to have higher levels of Internet addiction. The findings indicated that the adapted scale is a reliable and valid instrument to measure motives for Internet use in the Turkish population.