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;
  • Publisher: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research
  • Journal: Forum : Qualitative Social Research (issn: 1438-5627)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.17169/fqs-16.3.2276
  • Subject: sociology, psychology, cultural studies | Internet gaming disorder; video game addiction; grounded theory methodology; qualitative interviews; functionality of addictive gaming | trastorno del juego en internet; adicción a los videojuegos; metodología de teoría fundamentada; entrevistas cualitativas; funcionalidad del juego adictivo | Internet Gaming Disorder; Computerspielabhängigkeit; Grounded-Theory-Methodologie; qualitative Interviews; Funktionalität süchtigen Spielverhaltens

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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