Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11861/7168
Title: The influence of online gaming experience and its social components on gamers' mental health
Authors: Dr. CHAN Chi Keung, Alex 
Cheung, Kwan-Lun 
Issue Date:  200
Publisher: Singapore: Springer
Source: In Ma, W. W. K., Tong, K. W. & Tso, W. B. A. (eds.) (2020). Learning environment and design: current and future impacts (pp. 265-279). Singapore: Springer.
Abstract: The present study aims to investigate whether online gaming experience and social components in online gaming can influence gamers’ mental health. It is hypothesized that more intensive and frequent online gaming experience is negatively related to gamers’ mental health. Besides, this study hypothesizes that the social components (positive) in online gaming can buffer the negative effect of an online game on gamers’ mental health. There were 157 participants who completed a self-reported questionnaire, including three key measures—Game Experience Questionnaire (GEQ), Social Presence in Gaming Questionnaire (SPGQ), and Game Addiction Scale (GAS). Results from correlational and regression analyses confirmed that more intensive and frequent online gaming experience was significantly and negatively related to gamers’ mental health. Nevertheless, social components in social gaming could not moderate the negative impact of online gaming experience on gamers’ mental health. Surprisingly, more social components in online gaming (high SPGQ) strengthened the negative impact for people with high frequency and intensity of online gaming (high GEQ).
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11861/7168
ISBN: 9789811581663
9789811581670
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