The integrated model of (dys-) functionality: reconstructing patterns of gaming as self-medication in biographical interviews with video game addicts

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Bleckmann, Paula; Jukschat, Nadine;
(2015)
  • Publisher: DEU
  • Journal: issn: 1438-5627
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  • Subject: soziale Probleme | Social problems and services | computer game | Sucht | Social Problems | grounded theory | Internet Gaming Disorder | functionality | Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste | Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods | qualitative interviews | qualitatives Interview | functionality of addictive gaming | video game addiction | dependence | behavior | Methodologie | Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie | grounded theory methodology | Verhalten | addiction | Abhängigkeit | qualitative interview | Computerspiel | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften | Funktionalität | Social sciences, sociology, anthropology | methodology
    • ddc: ddc:360 | ddc:300

We aim to build a new theory of highly committed problematic video gaming based on rich qualitative data and to compare it to existing theories. To do this, we used hermeneutic analytical methods and grounded theory methodology to analyze 125 hours of recording from 42 ... View more
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