An empirical investigation of dance addiction

Maraz, A, Urbán, R, Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Demetrovics, Z, 2015. An empirical investigation of dance addiction. PLOS ONE, 10 (5). ISSN 1932-6203

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Abstract

Although recreational dancing is associated with increased physical and psychological well-being, little is known about the harmful effects of excessive dancing. The aim of the present study was to explore the psychopathological factors associated with dance addiction. The sample comprised 447 salsa and ballroom dancers (68% female, mean age: 32.8 years) who danced recreationally at least once a week. The Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry, Szabo, & Griffiths, 2004) was adapted for dance (Dance Addiction Inventory, DAI). Motivation, general mental health (BSI-GSI, and Mental Health Continuum), borderline personality disorder, eating disorder symptoms, and dance motives were also assessed. Five latent classes were explored based on addiction symptoms with 11% of participants belonging to the most problematic class. DAI was positively associated with psychiatric distress, borderline personality and eating disorder symptoms. Hierarchical linear regression model indicated that Intensity (ß=0.22), borderline (ß=0.08), eating disorder (ß=0.11) symptoms, as well as Escapism (ß=0.47) and Mood Enhancement (ß=0.15) (as motivational factors) together explained 42% of DAI scores. Dance addiction as assessed with the Dance Addiction Inventory is associated with indicators of mild psychopathology and therefore warrants further research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: PLOS ONE
Creators: Maraz, A., Urbán, R., Griffiths, M.D. and Demetrovics, Z.
Publisher: (PLoS) Public Library of Science
Place of Publication: San Francisco, CA
Date: 2015
Volume: 10
Number: 5
ISSN: 1932-6203
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10.1371/journal.pone.0125988DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25914

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