publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

MMORPG gaming and hostility predict Internet Addiction symptoms in adolescents: An empirical multilevel longitudinal study ☆

Stavropoulos, V; Kuss, DJ; Griffiths, MD; Wilson, P; Motti-Stefanidi, F;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Italy
Abstract Internet Addiction (IA) has become an increasingly researched topic. In the present study, IA symptoms in adolescents were investigated longitudinally with specific focus on the individual's hostility, gaming use (of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games [MMORPGs]) and gaming on the classroom level (calculated using the percentage of MMORPG players within classes). The sample comprised 648 Greek adolescents who were assessed over a two-year period (aged 16–18 years). IA symptoms were assessed with the Internet Addiction Test (IAT), and hostility with the relevant subscale of the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90). A three-level hierarchical linear ...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Protective factor, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Social psychology, Multilevel model, Hostility, medicine.symptom, The Internet, business.industry, business, Role playing, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Longitudinal study, Psychology

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