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    New concepts, old known issues: the DSM-5 and Internet Gaming Disorder and its assessment

    Pontes, Halley and Griffiths, M.D. (2017) New concepts, old known issues: the DSM-5 and Internet Gaming Disorder and its assessment. In: Information Resources Management Association (ed.) Gaming and Technology Addiction. IGI Global, pp. 883-898. ISBN 9781522507789.

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    Background: Following the growing concern about ‘gaming addiction', the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and numerous scholars have suggested the need for unification and consensus for the assessment of gaming addiction, which is now possible given the recent formal recognition of ‘Internet Gaming Disorder' (IGD) by the APA since its inclusion in the DSM-5. Aims: In light of this, the aim of this chapter is to present the main findings concerning the development of the Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGD-20 Test) and the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short-Form (IGDS9-SF), two newly developed psychometric tools aimed to measure the extent of gaming disorder in online and/or offline players. Conclusions: The present findings support the viability of the two newly developed measures as adequate standardized psychometrically robust tools for assessing internet gaming disorder. Consequently, the new instruments represent the first step towards unification and consensus in the field of gaming studies.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 16:03
    Last Modified: 26 May 2021 16:03


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