Ten-item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10): measurement invariance and cross-cultural validation across seven language-based samples

Király, O., Bőthe, B., Ramos-Diaz, J., Rahimi-Movaghar, A., Lukavska, K., Hrabec, O., Miovsky, M., Billieux, J., Deleuze, J., Nuyens, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8125-5229, Karila, L., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Nagygyörgy, K., Urbán, R., Potenza, M.N., King, D., Rumpf, H.-J., Carragher, N. and Demetrovics, Z., 2019. Ten-item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10): measurement invariance and cross-cultural validation across seven language-based samples. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33 (1), pp. 91-103. ISSN 0893-164X

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Abstract

Background and aims: The Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10) is a short screening instrument developed to assess Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as proposed in the DSM-5, adopting a concise, clear, and consistent item-wording. According to initial studies conducted in 2014, the instrument showed promising psychometric characteristics. The present study tested the psychometric properties, including language and gender invariance, in a large international sample of online gamers.

Methods: Data were collected from 7,193 participants comprising Hungarian (n=3,924), Iranian (n=791), English-speaking (n=754), French-speaking (n=421), Norwegian (n=195), Czech (n=496), and Peruvian (n=612) online gamers via gamingrelated websites and gaming-related social-networking-site groups.

Results: A unidimensional factor structure provided a good fit to the data in all language-based samples. In addition, results indicated both language and gender invariance on the level of scalar invariance. Criterion and construct validity of the IGDT-10 was supported by its strong association with the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire and moderate association with weekly gaming time, psychopathological symptoms, and impulsivity. The proportions of each sample that met the cut-off score on the IGDT-10 varied between 1.61% and 4.48% in the individual samples, except for the Peruvian sample (13.44%).

Conclusions: The IGDT-10 shows robust psychometric properties and appears suitable for conducting cross-cultural and gender comparisons across seven languages.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: IGDT-10 cross-cultural validation [running head]
Publication Title: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Creators: Király, O., Bőthe, B., Ramos-Diaz, J., Rahimi-Movaghar, A., Lukavska, K., Hrabec, O., Miovsky, M., Billieux, J., Deleuze, J., Nuyens, F., Karila, L., Griffiths, M.D., Nagygyörgy, K., Urbán, R., Potenza, M.N., King, D., Rumpf, H.-J., Carragher, N. and Demetrovics, Z.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: February 2019
Volume: 33
Number: 1
ISSN: 0893-164X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1037/adb0000433DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Nov 2018 13:47
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 14:15
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34942

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