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The Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further examination using item response theory


Maldonado-Murciano, L and de Oliveira Miguel Pontes, HD and Griffiths, MD and Barrios, M and Gomez-Benito, J and Guilera, G, The Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further examination using item response theory, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (19) Article 7111. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/ijerph17197111


Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a tentative disorder in the latest (fifth) revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, psychometric evaluation of the nine IGD criteria remains necessary to further enhance its assessment. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder ScaleShort Form (IGDS9-SF). The internal structure, internal consistency, temporal stability, and relationships with other variables were assessed. Furthermore, a polytomous item response theory (IRT) approach was used to evaluate the performance of each item and the test as a whole. A sample of 388 online gamers (53.61% women, mean age 25.45 years, standard deviation (SD) = 9.62) was recruited for this study. Similar to previous research, the results supported a one-factor structure for the IGDS9-SF, adequate internal consistency and temporal stability of scores, goodness of fit of the items to the graded response model (GRM), and more precise scores at high trait levels to assess IGD in Spanish populations. These findings corroborate the suitability of the Spanish IGDS9-SF for clinical assessment and research within Spanish-speaking populations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gaming addiction, internet gaming disorder, Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form, validation, item response theory
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:de Oliveira Miguel Pontes, HD (Dr Halley de Oliveira Miguel Pontes)
ID Code:141144
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2020-09-28
Last Modified:2021-03-09
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