ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
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Validity and Reliability Study of South Oaks Gambling Screen-Revised for Adolescents in A Sample of Turkish High School Students

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Clinical Psychologist, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Psychology, Maltepe University School of Humanities and Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Addicta 2020; 7: 99-106
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2020.19089
Read: 103 Downloads: 77 Published: 07 May 2020

This study was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen-Revised for Adolescents (SOGS-RA). The study included a sample of 356 Turkish high school students who reported that they had gambled at least once in the previous year (26.4% females, 73.6% males; mean age=17.09; SD=1.33; range 14-19). In addition to the SOGS-RA gambling motives, gambling related faulty cognitions, and gambling frequency of the participants were also utilized for the relevant analyses. The internal consistency analysis revealed a satisfactory value (α=0.88) for the Turkish version of the SOGS-RA. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the unifactorial structure of the scale. Positive and significant correlations of the SOGS-RA scores with gambling motives, gambling-related faulty cognitions, and gambling frequency supported the validity of the scale. The results suggested that the Turkish version of the SOGS-RA was a valid and reliable instrument to assess gambling problems among Turkish adolescents.

Cite this article as: Erdoğdu, Y., & Arcan, K. (2020). Validity and reliability study of South Oaks gambling screen-revised for adolescents in a sample of Turkish high school students. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 7(2), 99-107.

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