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).
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.
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.
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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