This study assessed the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Dimensions of Tobacco Dependence Scale (DTDS) for adolescents in Korea. The DTDS, Modified Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire (M-FTQ), and urine nicotine test were administered to 360 Korean adolescents. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 21.0. The construct validity, criterion validity, test-retest reliability, internal consistency reliability, and the area under the curve (AUC) of the Korean version of the DTDS were evaluated. The 4-subscale model of the DTDS (with social, emotional, physical, and sensory subscales) was validated using confirmatory factor analysis, and criterion validity was demonstrated with the M-FTQ. Furthermore, the AUC of the DTDS was 83.1. The Cronbach's α coefficient for internal consistency was.96, demonstrating sufficient test-retest reliability. The Korean version of the DTDS is a reliable and valid measure of tobacco dependence among Korean adolescents.
- Korean version
- tobacco dependence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health