The development of the Online Player Type Scale: construct validity and reliability testing

Hamutoğlu, N.B., Topal, M., Samur, Y., Gezgin, D.M. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. The development of the Online Player Type Scale: construct validity and reliability testing. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 10 (1): 2, pp. 15-31. ISSN 2155-7136

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Abstract

The present study outlines the development of the Online Player Type Scale (OPTS) utilizing a motivational taxonomy developed. This taxonomy was comprehensively reviewed to create scale items, and the conceptual framework of the scale was defined. The study group was comprised of 1,479 students attending grades 5 to 8 of a private school. A purposive sampling method was used to recruit the study group, and playing any videogame frequently was the criterion to be included in the sample. The construct validity and reliability testing showed the OPTS comprised four factors: achievement-oriented (ACH), socialization-oriented (SOC), exploration-oriented (EXP), and competition-oriented (COMP). The Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficients and composite reliability coefficients were 0.89 and 0.99 for KIL, 0.83 and 0.98 for EXP, 0.83 and 0.98 for SOC, and 0.94 and 0.99 for ACH. It is concluded that the Online Player Type Scale is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing gaming motivation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
Creators: Hamutoğlu, N.B., Topal, M., Samur, Y., Gezgin, D.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: IGI Global
Date: 2020
Volume: 10
Number: 1
ISSN: 2155-7136
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.4018/ijcbpl.2020010102DOI
1261461Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jan 2020 10:59
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2020 10:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38910

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