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

Pontes, H.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623 and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. New concepts, old known issues - the DSM-5 and Internet Gaming Disorder and its assessment [forthcoming]. In: J. Bishop, ed., Psychological and social implications surrounding Internet and gaming addiction. Pennyslvania: IGI Global. ISBN 1466685956


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Background: Following the growing concern about 'internet 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) 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: Chapter in book
Creators: Pontes, H.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: IGI Global
Place of Publication: Pennyslvania
Date: 2015
ISBN: 1466685956
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:28

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