The relative contribution of motives and maladaptive cognitions to levels of Internet Gaming Disorder
Moudiab, S and Spada, MM (2019). The relative contribution of motives and maladaptive cognitions to levels of Internet Gaming Disorder. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 9.
|Authors||Moudiab, S and Spada, MM|
This study aimed at determining whether motives and/or maladaptive cognitions would predict levels of Internet Gaming Disorder independently of negative affect and problematic Internet use. Seventy-nine Internet gamers completed the following questionnaires: Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test, Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire Short Form, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale 21, Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire, and Maladaptive Gaming-related Cognitions Scale. Results showed that all variables were positively and significantly correlated with levels of Internet Gaming Disorder with the exception of motives relating to recreation. Furthermore, a hierarchical linear regression analysis showed that motives relating to coping and skills development and maladaptive cognitions relating to overvaluing of game rewards were the only significant predictors of levels of Internet Gaming Disorder when controlling for negative affect and problematic Internet use. The implications of these findings are discussed.
|Journal||Addictive Behaviors Reports|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100160|
|14 Jan 2019|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||29 Jan 2019|
|Accepted||11 Jan 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
Moudiab, S. & Spada, M. M. The relative contribution of motives and maladaptive cognitions to levels of Internet Gaming Disorder.docx
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