Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of SOGS-RA in the Polish Version


  • Jolanta Jarczyńska Katedra Pedagogiki Opiekuńczej i Profilaktyki Społecznej, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, ul. J. K. Chodkiewicza 30, Bydgoszcz




problem gambling, pathological gambling, youth, games of chance, gambling, psychometric properties, SOGS-RA, screening tool


Objective: The objective was to  adapt the American pathological gambling screening tool /SOGS-RA The South Oaks Gambling Screen - Revised for Adolescent/ by K. Winters, R. Stinchfield and J. Fulkerson (1993) and to evaluate its psychometric properties.

Method: The adapted tool was used in research on a randomly selected sample of 2,617 adolescents aged 13-20 years in the 2012/2013 school year.

Results: On the SOGS-RA scale, 2.6% of the trial participants achieved a score indicating past year problem gambling before the survey, 4.1% were classified as problem gamblers, whereas 17.3% of adolescents engaged in social gambling that did not pose a problem gambling risk at the time. The SOGS-RA demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.78).

Conclusions: The Polish adaptation of the SOGS-RA scale is reliable and accurate, which is why it is worth recommending it for use in further research on Polish adolescents.


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Author Biography

Jolanta Jarczyńska, Katedra Pedagogiki Opiekuńczej i Profilaktyki Społecznej, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, ul. J. K. Chodkiewicza 30, Bydgoszcz

PhD, assistant professor

scientific interests: revalidation


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How to Cite

Jarczyńska, J. (2016). Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of SOGS-RA in the Polish Version. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 217–229. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20162.217.229