publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Video Game Addiction, Engagement and Symptoms of Stress, Depression and Anxiety: The Mediating Role of Coping

Daniel Lubman; Erika Borkoles; Daniel Loton; Remco Polman;
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  • Published: 31 Jul 2015 Journal: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, volume 14, pages 565-578 (issn: 1557-1874, eissn: 1557-1882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A number of studies have reported a co-occurrence between video game addiction and poorer mental health, but few have contextualised this relationship by identifying mediating variables. Further, there remains uncertainty in how to differentiate high engagement from what may be termed addiction in the context of video gaming. This study examined the mediating role of coping between one measure of video game addiction and engagement, and mental health. An international sample of 552 adult participants (M age 24.9 years, 52.3 % Australian) completed an online survey including the Computer Addiction-Engagement Scale (CAES), Depression, Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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