Development and validation of the Japanese version of the Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS-J)

  • Yokomitsu K
  • Takahashi T
  • Kanazawa J
  • et al.
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Abstract

This study aimed to develop and test the Japanese version of the Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS-J) to investigate its reliability and validity for assessing gambling cognitions in a Japanese sample. Five hundred and thirty-six participants (351 male, 185 female; Mean age = 29.75 years) from a community sample living in Japan were included in the analyses. The results of a confirmatory factor analysis confirmed that a five-factor model was appropriate for the data (goodness of fit index = .87, comparative fit index = .90, root mean square error of approximation = .07). The Cronbach's alpha coefficient was .94 for the total scale and ranged from .74 to .85 for the subscales. The concurrent validities for the GRCS-J were also good. Further, the results of a t-test revealed significant gender differences in the GRCS-J subscale scores and the total score. These results indicated that the GRCS-J was a valid and reliable measure for assessing gambling cognitions in a non-clinical Japanese sample. Background

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Yokomitsu, K., Takahashi, T., Kanazawa, J., & Sakano, Y. (2015). Development and validation of the Japanese version of the Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS-J). Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40405-015-0006-4

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