The game transfer phenomena scale: an instrument for investigating the nonvolitional effects of video game playing

Ortiz de Gortari, A.B., Pontes, H.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623 and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. The game transfer phenomena scale: an instrument for investigating the nonvolitional effects of video game playing. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18 (10), pp. 588-594. ISSN 2152-2715

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A variety of instruments have been developed to assess different dimensions of playing videogames and its effects on cognitions, affect, and behaviors. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Game Transfer Phenomena Scale (GTPS) that assesses non-volitional phenomena experienced after playing videogames (i.e., altered perceptions, automatic mental processes, and involuntary behaviors). A total of 1,736 gamers participated in an online survey used as the basis for the analysis. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to confirm the factorial structure of the GTPS. The five-factor structure using the 20 indicators based on the analysis of gamers’ self-reports fitted the data well. Population cross-validity was also achieved and the positive associations between the session length and overall scores indicate the GTPS warranted criterion-related validity. Although the understanding of GTP is still in its infancy, the GTPS appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for assessing non-volitional gaming-related phenomena. The GTPS can be used for understanding the phenomenology of post-effects of playing videogames.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Creators: Ortiz de Gortari, A.B., Pontes, H.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers
Place of Publication: New Rochelle, NY
Date: 2015
Volume: 18
Number: 10
ISSN: 2152-2715
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:55

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