The validity and reliability of four measures of gambling behaviour in a sample of Singapore university students

David Arthur, Wai Leng Tong, Chia Pei Chen, Ai Yun Hing, Miharu Sagara-Rosemeyer, Ee Heok Kua, Jeanette Ignacio

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Abstract

The primary aim of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of measures for detecting problem gamblers for use with university students in a Singapore context. The four instruments commonly used in gambling research, the DSM-IV, GA-20, SOGS and CPGI were administered to a sample of students (n = 193) from a representative cross section of faculties from one university. The CPGI was found to be the most reliable (α = 0.922) and valid in terms of construct validity as demonstrated by factor analysis. Despite being a lengthy instrument it is recommended that future studies such as randomized controlled trials of problem gambling interventions in Singapore adopt a modified version of the CPGI, made simpler and easier to use with fewer items and more appropriate terminology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CPGI
  • DSM-IV
  • GA-20
  • Gambling
  • Psychometric property
  • Reliability
  • SOGS
  • Validity

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