The mediating effect of gaming motivation between psychiatric symptoms and problematic online gaming: an online survey

Király, O., Urbán, R., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Ágoston, C., Nagygyörgy, K., Kökönyei, G. and Demetrovics, Z., 2015. The mediating effect of gaming motivation between psychiatric symptoms and problematic online gaming: an online survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 (4). ISSN 1438-8871

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Abstract

Background: The rapid expansion of online video gaming as a leisure time activity has led to the appearance of problematic online gaming (POG). According to the literature, POG is associated with different psychiatric symptoms (eg, depression, anxiety) and with specific gaming motives (ie, escape, achievement). Based on studies of alcohol use that suggest a mediator role of drinking motives between distal influences (eg, trauma symptoms) and drinking problems, this study examined the assumption that there is an indirect link between psychiatric distress and POG via the mediation of gaming motives. Furthermore, it was also assumed that there was a moderator effect of gender and game type preference based on the important role gender plays in POG and the structural differences between different game types.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Creators: Király, O., Urbán, R., Griffiths, M.D., Ágoston, C., Nagygyörgy, K., Kökönyei, G. and Demetrovics, Z.
Publisher: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Place of Publication: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: 2015
Volume: 17
Number: 4
ISSN: 1438-8871
Identifiers:
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10.2196/jmir.3515DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:56
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26059

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