publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

MMORPG gaming and hostility predict internet addiction symptoms in adolescents: an empirical multilevel longitudinal study

Vasilis Stavropoulos; Daria J. Kuss; Mark D. Griffiths; Peter H. Wilson; Frosso Motti-Stefanidi;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
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 ...
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free text keywords: internet addiction, adolescence, MMORPG, hostility, classroom, Multilevel model, Protective factor, The Internet, business.industry, business, Role playing, medicine.symptom, medicine, Psychology, Longitudinal data, Longitudinal study, Developmental psychology, Addiction, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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