Psychometric Validation of the Gambling Passion Scale (GPS) in an English-speaking University Sample

Bryan A. Castelda, Richard E. Mattson, James Mackillop, Emily J. Anderson, Peter J. Donovick
2007 International Gambling Studies  
The Gambling Passion Scale (GPS) is a recently developed research instrument for assessing individuals' passion for gambling. Because the psychometric properties of the GPS have only previously been examined in French Canadians, the aim of this study was to replicate previous psychometric findings in an English-speaking university sample. Participants (female: n ¼ 58; male: n ¼ 89) were drawn from a university campus based on self-reported experience with gambling indexed by scores on the South
more » ... Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS). The two-factor structure reported by Rousseau et al. (Journal of Gambling Studies, 18(1), pp. 45 -66, 2002) was largely replicated in this sample, as were relationships between 'obsessive passion' and negative consequences stemming from gambling. These results support the validity of the GPS as a measure of gambling passion in English-speaking university gamblers and its potential to contribute to understanding problem gambling.
doi:10.1080/14459790701387485 fatcat:j77nigosa5dk7dflqbriztov6u