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|Type: ||Journal article|
|Title: ||Trajectories of problem video gaming among adult regular gamers: An 18-month longitudinal study|
|Author: ||King, Daniel L.|
Griffiths, Mark D.
Delfabbro, Paul Howard
|Citation: ||Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2013; 16(1):72-76|
|Publisher: ||Mary Ann Liebert|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|School/Discipline: ||School of Psychology|
|Daniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro, and Mark D. Griffiths|
|Abstract: ||A three-wave, longitudinal study examined the long-term trajectory of problem gaming symptoms among adult regular video gamers. Potential changes in problem gaming status were assessed at two intervals using an online survey over an 18-month period. Participants (N=117) were recruited by an advertisement posted on the public forums of multiple Australian video game-related websites. Inclusion criteria were being of adult age and having a video gaming history of at least 1 hour of gaming every week over the past 3 months. Two groups of adult video gamers were identified: those players who did (N=37) and those who did not (N=80) identify as having a serious gaming problem at the initial survey intake. The results showed that regular gamers who self-identified as having a video gaming problem at baseline reported more severe problem gaming symptoms than normal gamers, at all time points. However, both groups experienced a significant decline in problem gaming symptoms over an 18-month period, controlling for age, video gaming activity, and psychopathological symptoms.|
|Description: ||Online ahead of print: October 25, 2012|
This is a copy of an article published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking © 2012 copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com.
|Rights: ||© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Publications|
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