publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Do gaming motives mediate between psychiatric symptoms and problematic gaming? An empirical survey study.

Mark Griffiths; Zsolt Demetrovics;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Previous research has suggested that motives play an important role in several potentially addictive activities including online gaming. The aims of the present study were to (i) examine the mediation effect of different online gaming motives between psychiatric distress and problematic online gaming, and (ii) validate Italian versions of the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire, and the Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire. Data collection took place online and targeted Italian-speaking online gamers active on popular Italian gaming forums, and/or Italian groups related to online games on social networking sites. The final sample size comprised 327 partic...
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Medicine (miscellaneous)
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