Psychometric properties of the 7-item game addiction scale among french and German speaking adults.

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Title
Psychometric properties of the 7-item game addiction scale among french and German speaking adults.
Journal
Bmc Psychiatry
Author(s)
Khazaal Y., Chatton A., Rothen S., Achab S., Thorens G., Zullino D., Gmel G.
ISSN
1471-244X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1471-244X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
1
Pages
132
Language
english
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The 7-item Game Addiction Scale (GAS) is a used to screen for addictive game use. Both cross cross-linguistic validation and validation in French and German is needed in adult samples. The objective of the study is to assess the factorial structure of the French and German versions of the GAS among adults.
METHODS: Two samples of men from French (N = 3318) and German (N = 2665) language areas of Switzerland were assessed with the GAS, the Major Depression Inventory (MDI), the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale, and the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ-50-cc). They were also assessed for cannabis and alcohol use.
RESULTS: The internal consistency of the scale was satisfactory (Cronbach α = 0.85). A one-factor solution was found in both samples. Small and positive associations were found between GAS scores and the MDI, as well as the Neuroticism-Anxiety and Aggression-Hostility subscales of the ZKPQ-50-cc. A small negative association was found with the ZKPQ-50-cc Sociability subscale.
CONCLUSION: The GAS, in its French and German versions, is appropriate for the assessment of game addiction among adults.
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