Kwestionariusz Gambling Craving Scale GACS do Pomiaru Uzależnienia od Hazardu: Badania Adaptacyjne i Walidacyjne

Translated title of the contribution: Polish adaptation and validation of Gambling Craving Scale (GACS)

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The aim of the research was the adaptation and validation of the Gambling Craving Scale (GACS) tool into Polish conditions. The authors of the tool have defined gambling as a desire, emphasizing the affective component of this addiction. The Polish study was attended by five competent judges who assessed the quality of translations, and two groups of participants: players (n=80) and non players (n=557). The analyses carried out showed that the tool parameters and measurements meet the psychometric standards to ensure high reliability and theoretical, diagnostic, prognostic or criterion accuracy. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of quantitative data suggest that the GACS scale has a higher predictive validity than other commonly used screening tools. Therefore, the adapted tool can be applied to introduce adequate therapeutic practices and predict the recurrence of addiction.
Translated title of the contributionPolish adaptation and validation of Gambling Craving Scale (GACS)
Original languagePolish
Title of host publicationGambling Addiction and Other Behavioral Addictions: Research Reports
PublisherRes Humanae Foundation
ISBN (Print)9788390724003
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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