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

Fuster, H, Carbonell, X, Pontes, HM ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623 and Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2016. Spanish validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder-20 (IGD-20) Test. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, pp. 215-224. ISSN 0747-5632

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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 1,074 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 Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Computers in Human Behavior
Creators: Fuster, H., Carbonell, X., Pontes, H.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: March 2016
Volume: 56
ISSN: 0747-5632
S074756321530265XPublisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 Jan 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58

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