Measurement, profiles, prevalence, and psychological risk factors of problematic gaming among the Turkish community: a large-scale national study

Ünübol, H., Koç, A.S., Sayar, G.H., Stavropoulos, V., Kircaburun, K. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2020. Measurement, profiles, prevalence, and psychological risk factors of problematic gaming among the Turkish community: a large-scale national study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

The present study investigated the prevalence, the potential different profiles, and the associated psychological factors of disordered gaming using data from a large-scale epidemiological study (TURBAHAR [Turkey’s Addiction and Mental Health Risk Profile Map Project]) carried out in Turkey in 2018 with 24,494 participants aged 18–81 years. Participants completed a comprehensive survey comprising a demographic questionnaire, Gaming Addiction Risk Questionnaire, Brief Symptom Inventory, Personal Well-Being Index Adult Form, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, and Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised Scale. Latent class analysis showed the existence of eight different game profiles, which differed in relation to the intensity and specific features of the behavior. Results showed that 1.6% of the participants were problematic gamers. Being male, being younger, lower education level, being single, using alcohol and cigarettes, psychiatric distress, positive and negative affect, and anxious adult attachment were positively associated with problematic gaming.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Ünübol, H., Koç, A.S., Sayar, G.H., Stavropoulos, V., Kircaburun, K. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 24 March 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-020-00254-8DOI
1311336Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Mar 2020 14:26
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 14:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39489

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