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    Measuring DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: development and validation of a short psychometric scale

    Pontes, Halley and Griffiths, M.D. (2015) Measuring DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: development and validation of a short psychometric scale. Computers in Human Behavior 45 , pp. 137-143. ISSN 0747-5632.

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    Abstract

    Despite the large growth on gaming behaviour research, little has been done to overcome the problem stemming from the heterogeneity of gaming addiction nomenclature and the use of non-standardised measurement tools. Following the recent inclusion of Internet Gaming Disorder [IGD] as a condition worthy of future studies in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM-5], researchers have now an opportunity to reach consensus and unification in the field. The aim of this study was to develop a new nine-item short-form scale to assess Internet Gaming Disorder (IGDS-SF9) and to further explore its psychometric properties. A sample of 1060 gamers (85.1% males, mean age 27 years) recruited via online gaming forums participated. Exploratory factor analysis [EFA], confirmatory factor analysis [CFA], analyses of the criterion-related and concurrent validity, reliability, standard error of measurement [SEM], population cross-validity, and floor and ceiling effects were performed to assess the instrument’s psychometric properties. The results from the EFA revealed a single-factor structure for IGD that was also confirmed by the CFA. The nine items of the IGDS-SF9 are valid, reliable, and proved to be highly suitable for measuring IGD. It is envisaged that the IGDS-SF9 will help facilitate unified research in the field.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Gaming addiction, Video games, Internet gaming disorder, DSM-5, IGD9-SF, Behavioural addictions
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 11:32
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:47
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43473

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