Research Directions in the Study of Gaming-Related Escapism: a Commentary to Melodia, Canale, and Griffiths (2020)

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Title
Research Directions in the Study of Gaming-Related Escapism: a Commentary to Melodia, Canale, and Griffiths (2020)
Journal
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Author(s)
Giardina Alessandro, Starcevic Vladan, King Daniel L., Schimmenti Adriano, Di Blasi Maria, Billieux Joël
ISSN
1557-1874
1557-1882
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
Escapism motivations and related processes (e.g., avoidance, dissociation, relaxation, and
emotion dysregulation) have been identified as risk factors for problematic gaming. However,
the escapism construct has often been poorly conceptualized and operationalized in
assessment instruments. In their systematic review, Melodia et al. (2020) proposed that
conceptualizing escapism as an avoidant coping strategy could provide a sound basis for
further study of problematic gaming. In this commentary, we critically examine some terminological
and conceptual issues in relation to escapism to guide future research.
Keywords
Gaming, Escapism, Escape, Gaming Disorder, Virtuality
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Yes
Funding(s)
University of Lausanne
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24/09/2021 10:10
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