Insomnia, sleepiness, anxiety and depression among different types of gamers in African countries

Etindele Sosso, F.A., Kuss, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8917-782X, Vandelanotte, C., Jasso-Medrano, J.L., Husain, M.E., Curcio, G., Papadopoulos, D., Aseem, A., Bhati, P., Lopez-Rosales, F., Ramon Becerra, J., D'Aurizio, G., Mansouri, H., Khoury, T., Campbell, M. and Toth, A.J., 2020. Insomnia, sleepiness, anxiety and depression among different types of gamers in African countries. Scientific Reports, 10: 1937. ISSN 2045-2322

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Abstract

Gaming has increasingly become a part of life in Africa. Currently, no data on gaming disorders or their association with mental disorders exist for African countries. This study for the first time investigated (1) the prevalence of insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, anxiety and depression among African gamers, (2) the association between these conditions and gamer types (i.e., non-problematic, engaged, problematic and addicted) and (3) the predictive power of socioeconomic markers (education, age, income, marital status, employment status) on these conditions. 10,566 people from 2 low- (Rwanda, Gabon), 6 lower-middle (Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory Coast) and 1 upper-middle income countries (South Africa) completed online questionnaires containing validated measures on insomnia, sleepiness, anxiety, depression and gaming addiction. Results showed our sample of gamers (24 ± 2.8 yrs; 88.64% Male), 30% were addicted, 30% were problematic, 8% were engaged and 32% were non-problematic. Gaming significantly contributed to 86.9% of the variance in insomnia, 82.7% of the variance in daytime sleepiness and 82.3% of the variance in anxiety [p

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Scientific Reports
Creators: Etindele Sosso, F.A., Kuss, D.J., Vandelanotte, C., Jasso-Medrano, J.L., Husain, M.E., Curcio, G., Papadopoulos, D., Aseem, A., Bhati, P., Lopez-Rosales, F., Ramon Becerra, J., D'Aurizio, G., Mansouri, H., Khoury, T., Campbell, M. and Toth, A.J.
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Date: 6 February 2020
Volume: 10
ISSN: 2045-2322
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10.1038/s41598-020-58462-0DOI
1272278Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Feb 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 09:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39235

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