Problematic Gaming Behaviour in Finnish Adolescents and Young Adults: Relation to Game Genres, Gaming Motives and Self-Awareness of Problematic Use

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Title
Problematic Gaming Behaviour in Finnish Adolescents and Young Adults: Relation to Game Genres, Gaming Motives and Self-Awareness of Problematic Use
Journal
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Author(s)
Männikkö Niko, Billieux Joël, Nordström Tanja, Koivisto Kaisa, Kääriäinen Maria
ISSN
1557-1874
1557-1882
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
2
Pages
324-338
Language
english
Abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the relation between Problematic Gaming
Behaviour (PGB) and specific psychological factors (gaming motives, self-awareness of problematic
gaming behaviour) and structural factors (game genres) among Finnish adolescents and young adults. A national survey of 271 respondents, aged 13 to 24, participated in the study. The
study sample was randomly selected from the Population Register Center. Multiple regression
analysis was used as a means of examining links between game genres, gaming motives and
PGB. In addition, pairwise comparisons of a non-problematic gaming behavior group and a
problematic gaming behavior group were used as a means of examining differences across game
genre use and self-awareness of PGB. PGB was particularly associated with the use of a group of
games encompassing role-playing, progression (e.g., character development), action and strategy
features. The findings indicated that entertainment-achievement, social and escapism motives
were associated with PGB. On the whole, this study emphasized that specific game genres and
playing motives are involved in problematic use of digital game playing.
Keywords
Gaming disorder, Game addiction, Problematic game play, Adolescent, Youth, Digital games, Game play motivations
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