Validation of a Spanish translation of the Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire
The U.S. Spanish-speaking population has rapidly increased in recent decades and there is a need for psychometrically supported assessment measures for researchers and clinicians who work with this population. A Spanish version of a self-report measure of gamblers' cognitive distortions [Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire (GBQ); Steenbergh, Meyers, Whelan, & May, 2002] was translated and psychometrically evaluated in a sample of 219 Spanish-speaking Hispanics residing in the southeast United States. The GBQ-S showed high internal consistency (α =.95). Factor analytic data supported a factor structure similar to the initial psychometric evaluation of the English version. Probable pathological gamblers reported significantly more cognitive distortions on the GBQ-S than nongamblers and nonpathological gamblers. © 2012 American Psychological Association.
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Winfree, W., Meyers, A., & Whelan, J. (2013). Validation of a Spanish translation of the Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27 (1), 274-278. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030824