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

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Pontes, HM and Griffiths, MD, 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 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.12.006

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 instrumentís 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gaming addiction, video games, internet gaming gisorder, DSM-5, IGD9-SF, behavioural addictions
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132444
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:132
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-07-24
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