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Spanish validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder-20 (IGD-20) Test

Citation

Fuster, H and Carbonell, X and Pontes, HM and Griffiths, MD, Spanish validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder-20 (IGD-20) Test, Computers in Human Behavior, 56 pp. 215-224. ISSN 0747-5632 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.050

Abstract

In recent years, problematic and addictive gaming has been a phenomenon of growing concern worldwide. In light of the increasing awareness about this issue, the latest (fifth) edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) included Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as an area in need of more empirical research. The Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGD-20 Test) was developed as a valid and reliable tool to assess IGD. The aim of the present study was to validate the Spanish version of the IGD-20 Test, and analyze the different profiles found among a sample of 1074 Spanish-speaking gamers. A confirmatory factor analysis showed the validity of the Spanish version of the IGD-20 Test and its six factor structure (i.e., salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal, conflict and relapse). The latent profile analysis (LPA) showed five different gamer classes. The ‘disordered gamers’ class comprised 2.6% of the participants. Based on this class, sensitivity and specificity analyses showed an adequate empirical cut-off point of 75 (out of 100). It is concluded that the Spanish version of the IGD-20 Test is valid and reliable and can be used in research into IGD among Spanish speaking populations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gaming addiction, internet gaming disorder, video games, IGD-20 test, behavioural addictions
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132460
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-06-20
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