Development and validation of Videogame Addiction Scale for Children (VASC)

Yılmaz, E., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Kan, A., 2017. Development and validation of Videogame Addiction Scale for Children (VASC). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15 (4), pp. 869-882. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to develop a valid and reliable Videogame Addiction Scale for Children (VASC). The data were derived from 780 children who completed the Videogame Addiction Scale (405 girls and 375 boys; 48.1% ranging in age from 9 to 12 years). The sample was randomly split into two different sub-samples (sample 1, n=400; sample 2, n= 380). Sample 1 was used to perform exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to define the factorial structure of VASC. As a result of EFA, a four-factor structure comprising 21 items was obtained and explained 55% of the total variance (the four factors being "self-control," "reward/reinforcement", "problems," and "involvement"). The internal consistency reliability of VASC has found 0.89. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to confirm the factorial structure obtained by EFA in the remaining half of sample (n= 390). The obtained fit indices from the CFA confirmed the structure of the EFA. The 21-item VASC has good psychometric properties that can be used among Turkish schoolchildren populations.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Yılmaz, E., Griffiths, M.D. and Kan, A.
Publisher: Springer
Date: August 2017
Volume: 15
Number: 4
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s11469-017-9766-7DOI
9766Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 17 May 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30689

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