This study aimed to adapt the 27-item form known as the “Internet Gaming Disorder Scale” to Turkish culture. The sample group consists of 664 middle school, high school, and university students. In addition to the Personal Information Form and the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale (IGDS-27), the Digital Game Addiction Scale (DGAS) was used for scale validity procedures. The value obtained as a result of splitting the test in half operations within the scope of reliability analysis was found to be .88, while the alpha internal consistency coefficient was found to be .94. The correlation between IGDS and DGAS was found to be.78, and the test-retest results were found to be .93. Exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory factor (CFA) analyses were performed to assess the construct validity of the scale. As a result of EFA, a 9-factor structure explaining 76.65% of the total variance was observed. On the other hand, CFA results indicate that the model is consistent with the data. The results of this study demonstrate the validity and reliability of the psychometric properties of IDGS-27 as a measurement tool for assessing internet gaming disorder in Turkish culture.
Internet, Internet gaming disorder, Scale adaptation
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Çıtak, Ş. (2022). Adapting the internet gaming disorder scale to Turkish culture. Education Mind, 1(1), 46-57.