Mental Health Factors Related to Internet Gaming Disorder
  • Release Date : 23 September 2021
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Computer games
  • Pages : 246 pages
  • ISBN 13 : OCLC:1041193050
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Download or read book entitled Mental Health Factors Related to Internet Gaming Disorder by author: Charlotte L. Beard which was release on 23 September 2021 and published by Unknown with total page 246 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the relationships between Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) and several predictors and outcomes of mental health, physical health, comorbidities, and daily functioning. With the recent establishment of psychometrically valid and reliable tools to measure IGD, and the inclusion of the disorder in Section 3 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 5th Edition, it is necessary to find psychological risk factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of the disorder. This research will specifically focus on the daily use of gaming as a positive or negative influence of satisfaction with life, with the goal of identifying risk factors related to IGD. Furthermore, the present study will include functional consequences of Internet gaming that are related to both psychological and physiological domains. The current body of literature describing IGD includes correlational designs regarding comorbid substance use, largely related to Internet Addiction rather than the specific domain of Internet gaming. In addition, methodological issues related to the measurement of IGD and the appropriate target population have raised questions regarding the validity of studies on concurrent use. Two major study aims will be addressed by the proposed study. First, individual factors that relate to negative or positive outcomes of gaming use will be evaluated by studying the effect of gaming on daily life satisfaction. Post-gaming mood will also be evaluated as it relates to individual-level depression and daily predictors of depression and affect. Second, functional consequences and substance use comorbidities will be evaluated.