Personality and Motivation as Predictors of Internet Gaming Disorder
More than 2.5 billion people worldwide play internet games, and the way gamers engage with and through games is constantly changing. A study in the October 2019 issue of the
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling
gamers' social tendencies, as determined by personality traits, may play a role in developing problematic gaming habits and addiction
. The study examined the relationships among internet gaming disorder, personality, motivation and demographic factors in 1,881 gamers over the age of 18 from various countries. Findings indicated that significant predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation related to achievement. This research also highlights the need for context in the diagnostic criteria proposed for IGD to develop prevention and intervention strategies that treat the whole person and not just a diagnosis.
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