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Mar 19, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

VIDEO GAMING CORRELATES AND VIDEO GAMERS PROFILE

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video gaming

video gamers profile

pride

shame

guilt

distractibility

dependence

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video gaming

video gamers profile

pride

shame

guilt

distractibility

dependence

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Introduction and Aims: Video gaming can be a problem, with negative consequences for those who play excessively. So, we aimed to study the correlates of video games involvement (VGI) and the profile of video gamers. Methods: 342 participants (M ± SD = 25.25 ± 7.87 years old; 61.4% were men) filled, in an internet survey, a sociodemographic questionnaire, the new Scale of Video Games Involvement (14-items/5-response options; Cronbach’s alpha = 0.86, a three-factor structure explained 53.77% of the variance), the new Tripartite Scale of Self-Conscious Emotions (15-items/4-response options; Cronbach’s alpha = 0.72; a forced three-factor structure explaining 62.9% of the variance), the Dissociative Experiences Scale – Distractibility subscale, and the Severity of Dependence Scale-General (SDS-G). Video gamers (n = 35; 10,2%) were identified by playing daily, and/or more than an hour a day and playing for at least 12 months. Results: VGI correlated with pride (r = -0.44; p < .01), shame (r = 0.40; p < .05), guilt (r = 0.46; p < .01), distractibility (r = 0.44; p < .01), and SDS-G. Video gamers were mostly male (65.7%), with a college degree (45.7%), no partner (74,3%), a mean age of 26.69 years (SD = 9.34), and a mean education of 14.54 years (SD = 3.00). The majority drank (60.0%), and smoked (54,3%), and some used cannabis (40.0%). They consider themselves as casual (34.3%), social (5.7%), specialists (34.3%), or master players (25.7%). Conclusion: These preliminary results have important implications for future research and for the treatment of video game addiction.

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