Gaming Disorder Scale for Parents: Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Form

2023 34(3): 181-190
DOI: 10.5080/u27320
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Objective: This study aimed to conduct the validity and reliability
study of the Turkish version of the Gaming Disorder Scale for Parents
Methods: In this methodological study, the study sample consisted
of 345 parents who had children within the age range of 10-17 years
who played digital games. The study data were collected through the
Gaming Disorder Scale for Parents, the Scale for Determining Parents’
Perceptions of Computer Game Addiction, and the Digital Parenting
Attitude Scale. The Cronbach’s alpha analysis for reliability, item total
correlation analysis, confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis
for construct validity, and clustering analysis for identifying gaming
disorder according to the scale scores were used.
Results: It was determined that the content validity index of the scale
was 0.97, that item loads varied between 0.617 and 0.863 according
to exploratory factor analysis, and that the scale had good fit indices in
the confirmatory factor analysis. The Cronbach’s reliability coefficient
of the scale was found to be α=0.907, and the item total correlations
were determined to be adequate. The criterion validity analysis found
a positive and strong correlation with the Scale for Identifying Parents’
Perceptions Regarding Digital Game Addiction (r=0.717 p<0.001). As
a result of the clustering analysis, it was determined that the cut-off
value was found as >9 points for “Cognitive Behavioral Symptoms”
subscale and as >6 points for “Negative Consequences” subscale.
Conclusion: The results obtained show that the Turkish version of the
Gaming Disorder Scale for Parents is a valid and reliable measurement
Keywords: Addiction disorder, adolescents, validity, reliability, parents