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Background and aims

Since the inclusion of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) in the latest (fifth) edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a tentative disorder, a few psychometric screening instruments have been developed to assess IGD, including the 9-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) – a short, valid, and reliable instrument.

Methods

Due to the lack of research on IGD in Slovenia, this study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the IGDS9-SF in addition to investigating the prevalence rates of IGD in a nationally representative sample of eighth graders from Slovenia (N = 1,071).

Results

The IGDS9-SF underwent rigorous psychometric scrutiny in terms of validity and reliability. Construct validation was investigated with confirmatory factor analysis to examine the factorial structure of the IGDS9-SF and a unidimensional structure appeared to fit the data well. Concurrent and criterion validation were also investigated by examining the association between IGD and relevant psychosocial and game-related measures, which warranted these forms of validity. In terms of reliability, the Slovenian version IGDS9-SF obtained excellent results regarding its internal consistency at different levels, and the test appears to be a valid and reliable instrument to assess IGD among Slovenian youth. Finally, the prevalence rates of IGD were found to be around 2.5% in the whole sample and 3.1% among gamers.

Discussion and conclusion

Taken together, these results illustrate the suitability of the IGDS9-SF and warrants further research on IGD in Slovenia.

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
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Anthony M. Bean
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Michelle Colder Carras
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Mark Coulson
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Christopher J. Ferguson
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Daniel Kardefelt-Winther
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Lawrence Kutner
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Patrick Markey
,
Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen
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Nicole Prause
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Andrew Przybylski
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Thorsten Quandt
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Adriano Schimmenti
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Vladan Starcevic
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Gabrielle Stutman
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Jan Van Looy
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Antonius J. Van Rooij

necessary validity research or developing a proper theoretical foundation for behavioral addictions. This type of research will thus provide us with more screening instruments (confirmatory thinking), instead of stimulating the fundamental validation and

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perspective in addition to adolescent ratings with adapted screening instruments (e.g., the SDQ, Goodman, 1997 ), and to compare these two perspectives. Combining external with self-reported ratings seems to be a promising approach for a deeper understanding

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Damien Brevers
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Xavier Noel
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Luke Clark
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Jekaterina Zyuzin
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Joohwan Justin park
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Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS; Lesieur & Blume, 1987 ) to evaluate the participants’ gambling-related behavior and problems. The SOGS is a widely used screening instrument for problem gambling and shows good reliability and validity in the community and

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Heike Zander
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Laurence Claes
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Eva M. Voth
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Martina de Zwaan
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Astrid Müller

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attributable to the fact that the AUDIT was developed as a screening instrument that seems very sensitive to problematic alcohol use with the risk to overestimate alcohol use disorder ( Rumpf, Hapke, Meyer & John, 2002 ). The conclusions are restrained

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desirability, and the honesty of the responses given. Nonetheless, despite the relatively common procedure of data collection, other variations have been found. The studies reported here used many different problem gambling screening instruments. It is

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Kristine Rømer Thomsen
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Mette Buhl Callesen
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Morten Hesse
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Timo Lehmann Kvamme
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Michael Mulbjerg Pedersen
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Mads Uffe Pedersen
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Valerie Voon

( Berg et al., 2015 ). Problematic alcohol use was measured using the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT; Saunders, Aasland, Babor, Delafuente, & Grant, 1993 ), a 10-item questionnaire developed as a screening instrument for

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.05.001 Vadlin , S. , Åslund , C. , & Nilsson , K. W. ( 2015 ). Development and content validity of a screening instrument for gaming addiction in adolescents: The Gaming Addiction Identification Test (GAIT

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