Lack of Reliability, Validity and Standardization of Questionnaires for the Detection of Drug Addiction, Which Are Freely Available

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Abstract

The article considers the problem of the lack of criteria for the reliability of psychological methods that are freely available, since the problem of their use and interpretation without taking into account the criteria for evaluating the methodology itself is becoming more and more urgent. Based on the data obtained, often insufficiently experienced psychologists make conclusions that not only do not reflect the real situation, but which can negatively affect the relationships in the team. The authors analyzed a number of questionnaires for the identification of drug addiction, which are freely available on the Internet. Based on the data obtained during the study, it is concluded that the majority of questionnaires, with the help of which the authors propose to measure the propensity to drug addiction, do not meet the requirements for psychological research methods, which is expressed in the instability of the diagnosed property; imperfection of diagnostic methods; the changing situation of the examination; fluctuations in the functional state, since the subject understands the criteria for evaluating his answers. From which it can be concluded that tests for the detection of drug addiction, which are freely available, are unsuitable for measurement, since they give results that do not correspond to reality.

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Keywords: validity, reliability, drugs. drug addiction, questionnaire, standardization

Publication rubric: Internet and Risks of Communication in the Digital Environment

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Vovk O.D., Loshakov A.I., Shavirina A.A. Lack of Reliability, Validity and Standardization of Questionnaires for the Detection of Drug Addiction, Which Are Freely Available. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2021): Collection of Articles of the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 11-12, 2021 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2021., pp. 446–455.

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Information About the Authors

Oxana D. Vovk, Student of the Psychology Department, Non-State Educational Private Institution of Higher Education “Moscow Financial-Industrial University “Synergy”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5200-6784, e-mail: ovovk2@rambler.ru

Aleksander I. Loshakov, Student of the Psychology Department, Non-State Educational Private Institution of Higher Education “Moscow Financial-Industrial University “Synergy”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4677-4514, e-mail: lozhka-1234@yandex.ru

Anna A. Shavirina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management, Industry and Finance "Synergy", Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3133-0059, e-mail: anna.a.shavirina@gmail.com

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