Online gaming addiction: the role of sensation seeking, self-control, neuroticism, aggression, state anxiety and trait anxiety

MEHROOF, M. and GRIFFITHS, M.D., 2010. Online gaming addiction: the role of sensation seeking, self-control, neuroticism, aggression, state anxiety and trait anxiety. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 13 (3), pp. 313-316.

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Abstract

Research into online gaming has steadily increased over the last decade, although relatively little research has examined the relationship between online gaming addiction and personality factors. This study examined the relationship between a number of personality traits (sensation seeking, self-control, aggression, neuroticism, state anxiety, and trait anxiety) and online gaming addiction. Data were collected over a 1-month period using an opportunity sample of 123 university students at an East Midlands university in the United Kingdom. Gamers completed all the online questionnaires. Results of a multiple linear regression indicated that five traits (neuroticism, sensation seeking, trait anxiety, state anxiety, and aggression) displayed significant associations with online gaming addiction. The study suggests that certain personality traits may be important in the acquisition, development, and maintenance of online gaming addiction, although further research is needed to replicate the findings of the present study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Creators: Mehroof, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 2010
Volume: 13
Number: 3
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10.1089/cyber.2009.0229DOI
Rights: This is a copy of an article published in the CyberPsychology and Behavior © 2010 copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
CyberPsychology and Behavior is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8146

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