Psychometric validation of the Persian version of the Problem Gambling Severity Index

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Nazari, N., 2021. Psychometric validation of the Persian version of the Problem Gambling Severity Index. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 19 (6), pp. 2411-2422. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) has been the most frequently used instrument for prevalence studies for problem gambling in recent years. To date, there have been very few gambling studies among Persian populations. The objective of the present study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Persian version of the PGSI. The original version of the PGSI was translated and back-translated into Persian, followed by a pilot study. A sample of Iranian online gamblers (n = 858) was recruited utilizing social media platforms. Results showed that the Persian PGSI had excellent internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient = 0.90; composite reliability = 0.91) and moderate test-retest reliability after 4–6 weeks using intraclass coefficient (0.41 with 95% CI [.34, .49]). The maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis for one-factor PGSI model fitted well (χ2/df = 2.81, CFI = .974, SRMR = .028, PCLOSE > .05, RMSEA = .057, 90% CI [.037, .077]). As for criterion-related validity, the Persian PGSI score correlated with the score on the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale, which assesses depression (r = .54, p

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Griffiths, M.D. and Nazari, N.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 1 December 2021
Volume: 19
Number: 6
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s11469-020-00336-7DOI
1501244Other
Rights: © 2021 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 07 Dec 2021 11:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 11:12
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45063

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