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    The Game Transfer Phenomena Scale: an instrument for investigating the nonvolitional effects of video game playing

    Ortiz de Gortari, A.B. and Pontes, Halley and Griffiths, M.D. (2015) The Game Transfer Phenomena Scale: an instrument for investigating the nonvolitional effects of video game playing. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 18 (10), pp. 588-594. ISSN 2152-2715.

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    A variety of instruments have been developed to assess different dimensions of playing video games and its effects on cognitions, affect, and behaviors. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Game Transfer Phenomena Scale (GTPS) that assesses nonvolitional phenomena experienced after playing video games (i.e., altered perceptions, automatic mental processes, and involuntary behaviors). A total of 1,736 gamers participated in an online survey used as the basis for the analysis. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to confirm the factorial structure of the GTPS. The five-factor structure using the 20 indicators based on the analysis of gamers' self-reports fitted the data well. Population cross-validity was also achieved, and the positive associations between the session length and overall scores indicate the GTPS warranted criterion-related validity. Although the understanding of Game Transfer Phenomena is still in its infancy, the GTPS appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for assessing nonvolitional gaming-related phenomena. The GTPS can be used for understanding the phenomenology of post-effects of playing video games.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Game Transfer Phenomena, videogame post-effects, non-volitional phenomena, gaming assessment, confirmatory factor analysis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 11:24
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:13


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