The Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further examination using item response theory
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 18:15 authored by Maldonado-Murciano, L, Halley de Oliveira Miguel PontesHalley de Oliveira Miguel Pontes, Griffiths, MD, Barrios, M, Gomez-Benito, J, Guilera, G
Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a tentative disorder in the latest (fifth) revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, psychometric evaluation of the nine IGD criteria remains necessary to further enhance its assessment. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder ScaleShort Form (IGDS9-SF). The internal structure, internal consistency, temporal stability, and relationships with other variables were assessed. Furthermore, a polytomous item response theory (IRT) approach was used to evaluate the performance of each item and the test as a whole. A sample of 388 online gamers (53.61% women, mean age 25.45 years, standard deviation (SD) = 9.62) was recruited for this study. Similar to previous research, the results supported a one-factor structure for the IGDS9-SF, adequate internal consistency and temporal stability of scores, goodness of fit of the items to the graded response model (GRM), and more precise scores at high trait levels to assess IGD in Spanish populations. These findings corroborate the suitability of the Spanish IGDS9-SF for clinical assessment and research within Spanish-speaking populations.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Department/SchoolSchool of Psychological Sciences
PublisherM D P I AG
Place of publicationSwitzerland
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