Measurement invariance of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) between Australia, the USA, and the UK

Stavropoulos, V., Beard, C., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Buleigh, T., Gomez, R. and Pontes, H.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623, 2017. Measurement invariance of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) between Australia, the USA, and the UK. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) is widely used to assess Internet Gaming Disorder behaviors. Investigating cultural limitations and implications in its applicability is imperative. One way to evaluate the cross-cultural feasibility of the measure is through measurement invariance analysis. The present study used Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis (MGCFA) to examine the IGDS9-SF measurement invariance across gamers from Australia, the United States of America (USA), and the United Kingdom (UK). To accomplish this, 171 Australian, 463 USA, and 281 UK gamers completed the IGDS9-SF. Although results supported the one-factor structure of the IGD construct, they indicated cross-country variations in the strength of the relationships between the indicators and their respective factor (i.e., non-invariant loadings of items 1, 2, 5), and that the same scores may not always indicate the same level of IGD severity across the three groups (i.e., non-invariant intercepts for items 1, 5, 7, 9).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Stavropoulos, V., Beard, C., Griffiths, M.D., Buleigh, T., Gomez, R. and Pontes, H.M.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 24 July 2017
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-017-9786-3DOI
9786Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Jul 2017 08:12
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 08:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31302

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