Commentary on: The Bergen Study Addiction Scale: psychometric properties of the Italian version. A pilot study. Theoretical and methodological issues in the research on study addiction with relevance to the debate on conceptualising behavioural addictions

Paweł Atroszko


The paper by Loscalzo and Giannini titled “The Bergen Study Addiction Scale: psychometric properties of the Italian version. A pilot study” published in the current issue of “Psychiatria i Psychologia Kliniczna” (Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology) concerns the results of the study on an Italian validation of Bergen Study Addiction Scale (BStAS) (Atroszko, 2015; Atroszko et al., 2015). As such it is a noteworthy effort in validating tools to study the recently suggested construct of study addiction (Atroszko 2015; Atroszko et al., 2015), which can further research in this area. What is more, the paper draws attention to the important issues in the conceptualisation of this phenomenon associated with its relationship to externalising/internalising disorders and obsessive-compulsive characteristics. However, there are several drawbacks related both to the theoretical and methodological approach of Loscalzo and Giannini that need to be addressed.
Author Paweł Atroszko (FSS / IPsych / DPS)
Paweł Atroszko,,
- Division of Psychometrics and Statistics
Other language title versionsKomentarz redakcyjny do pracy: Skala Uzależnienia od Uczenia się Bergen: cechy psychometryczne wersji włoskojęzycznej. Badanie pilotażowe. Teoretyczne i metodologiczne zagadnienia dotyczące badania uzależnienia od uczenia się w kontekście debaty na temat konceptualizacji uzależnień behawioralnych
Journal seriesPsychiatria i Psychologia Kliniczna, ISSN 1644-6313, (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in Englishbehavioral addiction, conceptualization, study addiction, work addiction, workaholism
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3203 Clinical Psychology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.075
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