The relationship between Internet Gaming Disorder and popular game titles in 2018

University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Psykologiska institutionen

Author: Theo Toresson; [2019-01-14]

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Abstract: Problematic gaming has been known to clinicians and researchers for decades. In recent years the phenomenon has received enough attention to give rise to a debate on classification as a disorder. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of problematic gaming within different games and describe the communities of high risk games in terms of demographics, monetary habits, gaming behavior and gaming motivations. The sample included 19183 respondents recruited through social media. A self-report instrument for Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) was used to classify disordered gamers. The results showed an IGD prevalence ranging from 10,2% to 39,5% depending on the game, and varying gaming behavior within four high risk games which is discussed in relation to eSport, mobile gaming and design patterns.

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