Psychometric testing of three Chinese online-related addictive behavior instruments among Hong Kong university students

Yam, C.-W., Pakpour, A.H., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Yau, W.-Y., Lo, C.-L.M., Ng, J.M.T., Lin, C.-Y. and Leung, H., 2019. Psychometric testing of three Chinese online-related addictive behavior instruments among Hong Kong university students. Psychiatric Quarterly, 90 (1), pp. 117-128. ISSN 0033-2720

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Abstract

Objective: To validate the Chinese version of the nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scales- Short Form (IGDS-SF9), Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS), and Smartphone Application-Based Addiction Scale (SABAS) among Hong Kong university students.

Participants and Methods: Participants aged between 17 and 30 years participated in the present study (n=307; 32.4% males; mean [SD] age=21.64 [8.11]). All the participants completed the IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, SABAS, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were used to examine the factorial structures and the unidimensionality for IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, and SABAS.

Results: CFAs demonstrated that the three scales were all unidimensional with satisfactory fit indices: comparative fit index = 0.969 to 0.992. In addition, the IGDS-SF9 and BSMAS were slightly modified based on the modification index in CFA.

Conclusions: The Chinese IGDS-SF9, BSMAS, and SABAS are valid instruments to assess the addiction levels of internet-related activities for Hong Kong university students.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychiatric Quarterly
Creators: Yam, C.-W., Pakpour, A.H., Griffiths, M.D., Yau, W.-Y., Lo, C.-L.M., Ng, J.M.T., Lin, C.-Y. and Leung, H.
Publisher: Springer US
Date: March 2019
Volume: 90
Number: 1
ISSN: 0033-2720
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s11126-018-9610-7DOI
9610Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 06 Nov 2018 11:49
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:46
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34856

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