Validation of the chinese version of the gambling related cognitions scale (GRCS-C)

Oei, T. P. S., Lin, J. and Raylu, N. (2007) Validation of the chinese version of the gambling related cognitions scale (GRCS-C). Journal of Gambling Studies, 23 3: 309-322. doi:10.1007/s10899-006-9040-6

Author Oei, T. P. S.
Lin, J.
Raylu, N.
Title Validation of the chinese version of the gambling related cognitions scale (GRCS-C)
Journal name Journal of Gambling Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-5350
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10899-006-9040-6
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 309
End page 322
Total pages 14
Editor J. Grant
Place of publication New York
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Abstract Gambling cognitions have constantly been associated with the development and maintenance of problem gambling. Despite researchers reporting high rates of gambling and problem gambling among the Chinese, little is known about the role of gambling cognitions among Chinese individuals (Raylu & Oei, 2004a). This is partly because there is a lack of validated instruments to assess gambling cognitions in this population. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to examine and validate the Gambling Related Cognitions Scale-Chinese version (GRCS-C), which was based on the 23-item Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS; Raylu & Oei, 2004b). Confirmatory Factory Analysis (CFA) using 422 Chinese participants (166 Male, 256 Female; Mean age = 32.28 years) from the general community (221 living in Australia and 201 living in Taiwan) confirmed that a five-factor model was a good fit for the data. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the overall scale was .95, and ranged from .83 to .89 for the five factors. Concurrent, discriminant, and predictive validities of the GRCS (Chinese version) were also good suggesting that the GRCS-C is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing gambling cognitions among non-clinical Chinese samples.
Keyword Substance Abuse
Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Refusal Self-efficacy
Confirmatory Factor Validation
Anxiety Stress Scales
Psychometric Properties
Alcohol Expectancies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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