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Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire Short-Form

Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire Short-Form

What is POGQ-SF

The Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire Short-Form (POGQ-SF) is a 12-item measurement tool for the differentiated assessment of gaming related problems on six subscales – preoccupation, overuse, immersion, social isolation, interpersonal conflicts, and withdrawal.

POGQ-SF Printable PDF

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POGQ-SF Scoring and Interpretation

Total score can be calculated by adding up all 12 items and it ranges from 12 to 60. If the total score equals or exceeds 32 points, the respondent can be considered to be at risk of problematic gaming. Subscale scores can be calculated by adding up the items belonging to the respective subscale. Both the subscale scores and the total score can be used in their continuous forms as well.

Subscales

Preoccupation: Questions 1, 7

Immersion: Questions 2, 8

Withdrawal: Questions 3, 9

Overuse: Questions 4, 10

Interpersonal conflicts: Questions 5, 11

Social isolation: Questions 6, 12

If the total score equals or exceeds 32 points, the respondent can be considered to be at risk of problematic gaming.

Means, Standard Deviations

Table 4
Scale/SubscaleMSD

Preoccupation

3.41

1.77

Immersion

4.48

2.16

Withdrawal

2.89

1.58

Overuse

3.18

1.75

Interpersonal conflicts

3.12

1.64

Social isolation

2.66

1.81

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POGQ-SF sample result

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POGQ-SF track progress

Sample Report of POGQ-SF

Domain

Internet Gaming Disorder, Gaming Disorder

What does POGQ-SF measure

The purpose of the evaluation is to:

  • assess problematic online gaming.

Administration

Self-administered

Type of outcome tool

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Age and eligibility

Adolescents and Adults

Estimated time

Less than 5 minutes

Notes

Since the questionnaire relies on client self-report, all responses should be verified by the clinician, and a definitive diagnosis is made on clinical grounds taking into account how well the client understood the questionnaire, as well as other relevant information from the client.

Administration: if you wish to assess problematic video gaming in general, the part “REFERS TO ONLINE GAMES” can be replaced with “REFERS TO VIDEO GAMES” in the instruction.

Attribution and References

Demetrovics, Z., Urbán, R., Nagygyörgy, K., Farkas, J., Griffiths, M. D., Pápay, O., . . . Oláh, A. (2012). The development of the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire (POGQ). PLoS ONE, 7(5), e36417. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036417