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|Title: ||Assessment of problem gambling in a Chinese context : the Chinese G-MAP|
|Authors: ||Shek, Daniel T. L.|
Chan, Elda M. L.
|Subjects: ||Problem gambling|
|Issue Date: ||2009 |
|Publisher: ||Scientific World|
|Citation: ||ScientificWorldJournal, 2009, v. 9, p. 548-556.|
|Abstract: ||There is a severe lack of instruments to assess problem gambling in Chinese people. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Maroondah Assessment Profile for Problem Gambling (Chinese G-MAP), based on the responses of eight problem gamblers and 125 pathological gamblers seeking help from a problem gambling treatment center. Reliability analyses showed that the G-MAP and its related domains and scales were generally internally consistent. There are also several lines of evidence suggesting that the Chinese G-MAP and the various domains are valid: (a) the various G-MAP domain and scale measures were significantly correlated among themselves, (b) the G-MAP measures were significantly correlated with pathological gambling behavior assessed by the 4th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), and (c) the G-MAP total scale and domain measures were able to discriminate problem gamblers and pathological gamblers. The present study suggests that the Chinese G-MAP possesses acceptable psychometric properties that can be used in research and practice settings.|
|Description: ||DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2009.42|
|Rights: ||© 2009 with author. The journal web site is located at http://www.tswj.com/.|
|Type: ||Journal/Magazine Article|
|Appears in Collections:||APSS Journal/Magazine Articles|
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