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Near-Miss Scale: a new measurement tool for determining gambling tendency

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Near East University Near East Boulevard ZIP 99138 Nicosia TRNC Mersin 10 Turkey

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Near East University Near East Boulevard ZIP 99138 Nicosia TRNC Mersin 10 Turkey

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Pembe Kosk Psikiyatri Hastanesi Karsiyaka, Kibris

Alpha Psychiatry 2019; 20: Supplement 104-107
DOI: 10.5455/apd.73381
Read: 522 Downloads: 367 Published: 01 April 2019

Objective: Although there are various scales to measure gambling addiction, there is no a scale that evaluates the near-miss feeling, which is an important concept in gambling addiction. This study aims to develop a new scale for near-miss in gambling addiction. Methods: The study was conducted with 563 individuals who were gambling in Northern Cyprus between June and July 2019. Sociodemographic Information Form, South Oaks Gambling Screening Test (SOGST), Gambling Craving Scale (GCS) and Near Miss Scale (NMS) were used in the study. SPSS v.23 and R Studio statistical programs were used in the study. Results: The factor loadings of the items in the scale ranged between 0.715 and 0.896. According to confirmatory factor analysis, it was seen that a one-factor model was validated. It was seen that NMS had a positive positive correlation with SOGST (r=0.601) and GCS (r=0.752) (p [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2019; 20(0.200): 104-107]

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