Investigating the psychometric properties of the Perceived Social Support in Gambling scale (PSSG)

Abstract

This research sought to assess the psychometric properties of the Perceived Social Support in Gambling scale (PSSG). A sample of 205 regular gamblers (M = 30 years, SD = 11.19) was used. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (AFC) revealed a two-factor structure. Reliability was found to be excellent (Cronbach's alpha = .92). Concurrent validity between the PSSG and the Questionnaire on Social Relations was satisfactory (Pearson's r = .56). In summary: Satisfactory psychometric properties were established for the PSSGS. The instrument appears to be a reliable and valid self-report scale for the measurement of Perceived Social Support in Gambling. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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