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Motives for online gaming questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people
Wu,Anise M.S.1; Lai,Mark H.C.2; Yu,Shu1; Lau,Joseph T.F.3,4; Lei,Man Wai1
2019-01-28
Source PublicationJournal of Behavioral Addictions
ISSN20635303 20625871
Volume6Issue:1Pages:11-20
Abstract

Background and aims: Internet gaming disorder (IGD) imposes a potential public health threat worldwide. Gaming motives are potentially salient factors of IGD, but research on Chinese gaming motives is scarce. This study empirically evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire (C-MOGQ), the first inventory that measures seven different gaming motives applicable to all type of online games. We also investigated the associations between various gaming motives and IGD symptoms among Chinese gamers. Methods: Three hundred and eighty-three Chinese adult online gamers (Mean age = 23.7 years) voluntarily completed our online, anonymous survey in December 2015. Results: The confirmatory factor analysis results supported a bi-factormodel with a general factor subsuming all C-MOGQ items (General Motivation) and seven uncorrelated domain-specificfactors (Escape, Coping, Fantasy, Skill Development, Recreation, Competition, and Social). High internal consistencies of the overall scale and subscales were observed. The criterion-related validity of this Chinese version was also supported by the positive correlations of C-MOGQ scale scores with psychological need satisfaction and time spent gaming. Furthermore, we found that high General Motivation (coupled with high Escape motive and low Skill Development motive) was associated with more IGD symptoms reported by our Chinese participants. Discussion and conclusions: Our findings demonstrated the utility of C-MOGQ in measuring gaming motives of Chinese online gamers, and we recommend the consideration of both its total score and subscale scores in future studies.

KeywordAddiction Bi-factor Modeling Gaming Internet Motives Scale Validation
DOI10.1556/2006.6.2017.007
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000398223500003
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CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Taipa,Macao
2.School of EducationUniversity of Cincinnati,Cincinnati,United States
3.Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary CareChinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
4.Shenzhen Research InstituteChinese University of Hong Kong,Shenzhen,China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Wu,Anise M.S.,Lai,Mark H.C.,Yu,Shu,et al. Motives for online gaming questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people[J]. Journal of Behavioral Addictions,2019,6(1):11-20.
APA Wu,Anise M.S.,Lai,Mark H.C.,Yu,Shu,Lau,Joseph T.F.,&Lei,Man Wai.(2019).Motives for online gaming questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people.Journal of Behavioral Addictions,6(1),11-20.
MLA Wu,Anise M.S.,et al."Motives for online gaming questionnaire: Its psychometric properties and correlation with Internet gaming disorder symptoms among Chinese people".Journal of Behavioral Addictions 6.1(2019):11-20.
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