Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Bergen Work Addiction Scale

Denizci Nazlıgül, M., Arcan, K. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2021. Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Bergen Work Addiction Scale. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Bergen Work Addiction Scale (BWAS-T). The study sample comprised 448 participants (279 females and 169 males) who completed a survey including the BWAS-T, Workaholism Battery (WorkBAT), Dutch Work Addiction Scale (DUWAS), and Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS). The Turkish version of BWAS had good internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = .76). As expected, score on the BWAS-T was positively correlated with scores on the Drive subscale of the WorkBAT and Working Excessively and Working Compulsively subscales of the DUWAS. No relationship was found between the BWAS-T and Work Enjoyment subscale of the WorkBAT. Regarding concurrent validity, scores on the BWAS-T were strongly correlated with those on the DASS and its subscales. The factor structure of the BWAS-T was also tested using confirmatory factor analysis which found support for the original unidimensional factor structure. Results demonstrated that the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the BWAS were robust. Limitations and recommendations for further studies are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Denizci Nazlıgül, M., Arcan, K. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 24 June 2021
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-021-00572-5DOI
1448180Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 28 Jun 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 08:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43254

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