The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Reports
Development of the Multi-dimensional Privacy Scale for Internet Users (MPS-I)
Hirotsune SatoNaoya Tabata
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2013 Volume 21 Issue 3 Pages 312-315


The Multi-dimensional Privacy Scale for Internet Users (MPS-I) was developed for the multidimensional assessment of concerns about information privacy, and its validity and reliability were examined. In Study 1, a web-based survey was conducted with 1,036 Internet users. Factor analysis of responses to the scale revealed four dimensions of concerns about one's information privacy: Autobiographical Information (11 items), Demographical Information (8 items), Identifiable Information (4 items), and Password and Credit Information (3 items). In Study 2, 119 undergraduates completed a paper-based questionnaire, and the relationships of the MPS-I to privacy preferences and self-disclosure tendencies were examined. The results suggested that the MPS-I had sufficient validity and was highly reliable.

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