Adapting the short form of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale into Turkish: validity and reliability

Arıcak, O.T., Dinç, M., Yay, M. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2018. Adapting the short form of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale into Turkish: validity and reliability. Addicta: the Turkish Journal on Addictions. ISSN 2148-7286 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

The nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short Form (IGDS9-SF) is one of the most popular instruments developed based on DSM-5 to assess gaming addiction internationally. Given the number of common instruments to assess and diagnose gaming disorder cross-culturally, validity and reliability studies of instruments such as the IGDS9-SF have become more important. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to adapt and examine psychometric properties of IGDS9-SF in Turkish. A total of 455 participants aged between 10 and 29 years were recruited to take part in the present study. Validity of the IGDS9-SF was assessed in two ways: confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and criterion-related validity. CFA revealed that IGDS9-SF was unidimensional. A significant correlation between IGDS9-SF and Internet Addiction Scale indicated criterion-related validity. One supportive finding for the validity was the significant difference found between the upper and lower 27-percentile groups in terms of IGDS9-SF scores. The IGDS9-SF also showed satisfactory levels of reliability using Cronbach's alpha (.82), Guttman's split-half (.75), and test-retest reliability coefficient (.78). It is concluded that the IGDS9-SF appears to be a valid and reliable scale to assess IGD among Turkish adolescents and young adults

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Addicta: the Turkish Journal on Addictions
Creators: Arıcak, O.T., Dinç, M., Yay, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Turkish Green Cresent Society
Date: 5 June 2018
ISSN: 2148-7286
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10.15805/addicta.2019.6.1.0027DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Jul 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 15:01
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34112

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