Chinese Psychological Online Test – Is It Valid?

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The internet-based Chinese online version of the Intolerance of the Uncertainty Scale (IUS), which is used to evaluate a person’s reactions to ambiguous situations and attempts to control the future, is as good as the traditional paper-and-pencil test.

Yang Zhihui, Chen Hui, and Ding Jiali, Beijing Forestry University (People’s Republic of China), Zhang Xiao, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (China), and Wang Ruimin, Beijing Normal University (P.R. China) checked the validity of the internet-based Chinese IUS and concluded that “excellent within-test consistency and re-test reliability”.

‘Intolerance of Uncertainty (IUS) Scale test are useful in assessing psychological factors that may be predictive of anxiety, depression, eating disorders and a range of other negative coping strategies.’

IUS Study published in the journal Cyber Psychology, Behavior, and Social Networking reveals online test is appropriate for use, and is comparable to the paper-and-pencil version in terms of the psychological and personality-related traits. It is useful in assessing psychological factors that may be predictive of anxiety, depression, eating disorders and a range of other negative coping strategies.’

Source: IANS

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