Adaptation and validation of the Gambling Motives Questionnaire-Financial (GMQ-F) in a sample of French-speaking gamblers

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Title
Adaptation and validation of the Gambling Motives Questionnaire-Financial (GMQ-F) in a sample of French-speaking gamblers
Journal
International Gambling Studies
Author(s)
Devos Gaëtan, Challet-Bouju Gaëlle, Burnay Jonathan, Maurage Pierre, Grall-Bronnec Marie, Billieux Joël
ISSN
1445-9795
1479-4276
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
1
Pages
87-101
Language
english
Abstract
Previous research has identified specific gambling motives and
linked them with both healthy and disordered gambling. The
Gambling Motives Questionnaire (GMQ) is currently the most widely
used measure for these motives. The present study aimed to offer a
French validation of the latest version of this scale, the GMQ-Financial
(GMQ-F), which measures four distinct motives (enhancement, social,
coping, financial). The French GMQ-F was completed by 278 gamblers
from the community and 22 treatment-seeking pathological gamblers,
along with scales assessing gambling cognitions, impulsivity,
disordered gambling symptoms and psychopathological symptoms.
Confirmatory factor analysis supported the expected four-factor
model. The GMQ-F subscales have good internal reliability. Validity
of the GMQ-F is supported by specific correlations with the other
constructs measured. Pathological gamblers differed from gamblers
from the community on all but one (social) of the GMQ-F subscales.
The French GMQ-F presents good psychometric properties and
constitutes a reliable instrument for measuring gambling motives in
research and clinical practice.
Keywords
GMQ-F, gambling motives, problem gambling, gambling disorder, confirmatory factor analysis, gambling cognitions
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