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Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS)


Assessment name:  Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS)

Scale overview: The Problematic Pornography Use Scale (PPUS) is a 12-item self-report instrument focused on problems linked to viewing pornography (Kor et al., 2014a; 2014b).

Authors: Ariel Kors and others

Response Type: Items are rated on a six-point scale of truth values (0 = Never True, 1 = Rarely True, 2 = Sometimes True, 3 = Often True, 4 = Very Often True, 5 = Almost Always True).

Scale items

The researchers identified four factors: Excessive Use, Use to Escape/Avoid Negative Emotions, Self-control Difficulties, Distress and Functional Problems. Each factor is measured with three items.

Psychometric properties

Internal consistency values were good to high and there is evidence supporting construct and convergent validity.

Availability: See Kor et al. 2014a for the list of items linked to each factor.

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Reference for the scale

Kor, A., Zilcha-Mano, S., Fogel, Y. A., Mikulincer, M., Reid, R. C., & Potenza, M. N. (2014a). Problematic Pornography Use Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t32415-000

Kor, A., Zilcha-Mano, S., Fogel, Y. A., Mikulincer, M., Reid, R. C., & Potenza, M. N. (2014b). Psychometric development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 861-868. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.01.027


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