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Properties of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS-18) in Community and Subclinical Samples in China and Hungary

Properties of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS-18) in community and subclinical samples in China and HungaryFull Article Name: Properties of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS-18) in Community and Subclinical Samples in China and Hungary

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Abstract

Several scales assessing problematic pornography use (PPU) are available. However, in most previous studies, primarily nonclinical and Western samples were used to validate these scales. Thus, further research is needed to validate scales to assess problematic pornography use across diverse samples, including subclinical populations. The aim of the present study was to examine and compare the psychometric properties of the PPCS-18 in Hungarian and Chinese community samples and in subclinical men. A sample of Chinese community men (N1 = 695), a sample of subclinical men who were screened for PPU using the Brief Pornography Screen (N2 = 4651), and a sample of Hungarian community men (N3 = 9395) were recruited to investigate the reliability and validity of the PPCS-18. Item-total score correlation, confirmatory factor analyses, reliability, and measurement invariance tests showed that the PPCS-18 yielded strong psychometric properties among Hungarian and Chinese community men and indicated potential utility in the subclinical men. The network analytic approach also corroborates that the six factors of the PPCS-18 can reflect the characteristic of the participants from different cultural contexts, and participants from community and subclinical populations. In sum, the PPCS-18 demonstrated high generalizability across cultures and community and subclinical men.

 

Citation

Chen, L., Luo, X., Bőthe Beáta, Jiang, X., Demetrovics, Z., & Potenza, M. N. (2021). Properties of the problematic pornography consumption scale (ppcs-18) in community and subclinical samples in China and Hungary. Addictive Behaviors, 112, 106591–106591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106591