The relationship between problematic video gaming, problematic Facebook use, and self-control dimensions among female and male gamers

Cudo, A., Misiuro, T., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Torój, M., 2020. The relationship between problematic video gaming, problematic Facebook use, and self-control dimensions among female and male gamers. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 16 (3), pp. 248-267. ISSN 1895-1171

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Abstract

The development of new technology has contributed to changes in everyday functioning. However, one possible negative aspect of new technologies is their problematic, uncontrolled use. Dysfunctional self-control is a critical aspect of problematic behavior. Consequently, the present research investigated the relationship between problematic video gaming (PVG), problematic Facebook use (PFU), and self-control dimensions among female and male gamers. The study comprised 830 videogame players (350 female gamers) aged from 15 to 31 years. PFU was assessed using the Facebook Intrusion Scale, and PVG was assessed using the Problem Video Game Playing Questionnaire. Self-control dimensions were assessed using the 50-item Nowy Arkusz Samowiedzy (SelfKnowledge New Sheet; NAS-50). Findings showed that lower goal maintenance was associated with higher PFU, whereas lower initiative and persistence was associated with higher PVG among both groups. Additionally, there was a negative association between inhibition and adjournment and problematic behaviors among male gamers. In contrast, PFU was associated inhibition and adjournment among female gamers. The findings demonstrate the difference between both genders in the relationship between PVG and self-control. These findings enable a better understanding of the relationship between problematic behaviors and self-control among gamers and the differences between female and male gamers.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Advances in Cognitive Psychology
Creators: Cudo, A., Misiuro, T., Griffiths, M.D. and Torój, M.
Publisher: Vizja Press & IT Ltd
Date: 23 September 2020
Volume: 16
Number: 3
ISSN: 1895-1171
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.5709/acp-0301-1DOI
1369225Other
Rights: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 24 Sep 2020 13:15
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 13:15
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40908

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