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1 Associate Professor, Department of Sport Sciences (Motor Behavior), Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 MSc Student of Motor Behavior, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Flow in Computer Games Questionnaire so that the flow performance in computer gamers can be evaluated. 400 gamers (237 males; 163 females) were selected by random cluster sampling method and completed the Persian version of the Flow in Computer Games Questionnaire. In the first step, translation accuracy of the Persian version was confirmed through back translation method. Then, confirmatory factor analysis based on structural equations model was used to determine construct validity while Cronbach alpha coefficient was applied to determine internal consistency. Intra-class correlation in test-retest method was administered for temporal reliability of the items. The results indicated acceptable fit indices (CFI=0.92, TLI=0.75, RMSEA=0.062), internal consistency (ɑ=0.75) and temporal reliability (ICC=0.85) for the Persian version of the Flow in Computer Game Questionnaire. The results supported the multifactor structure and 23 items of the Flow in Computer Games Questionnaire. Therefore, the Persian version of the Flow in Computer Game Questionnaire has an acceptable validity and reliability among computer gamers and it can be used as a valid and reliable tool to evaluate the flow performance of these gamers in Iran.


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