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International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

pp 1–15

First Online: 24 July 2017

Abstract

The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form IGDS9-SF is widely used to assess Internet Gaming Disorder behaviors. Investigating cultural limitations and implications in its applicability is imperative. One way to evaluate the cross-cultural feasibility of the measure is through measurement invariance analysis. The present study used Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis MGCFA to examine the IGDS9-SF measurement invariance across gamers from Australia, the United States of America USA, and the United Kingdom UK. To accomplish this, 171 Australian, 463 USA, and 281 UK gamers completed the IGDS9-SF. Although results supported the one-factor structure of the IGD construct, they indicated cross-country variations in the strength of the relationships between the indicators and their respective factor i.e., non-invariant loadings of items 1, 2, 5, and that the same scores may not always indicate the same level of IGD severity across the three groups i.e., non-invariant intercepts for items 1, 5, 7, 9.

KeywordsIGD IGDS9-SF Measurement invariance Gamers Internet gaming disorder Gaming addiction  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Vasileios Stavropoulos - Charlotte Beard - Mark D. Griffiths - Tyrone Buleigh - Rapson Gomez - Halley M. Pontes

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