addictions is not yet a matter of consensus within the scientific community ( Griffiths, King, & Demetrovics, 2014 ). Although Griffiths’ criteria (2005) of behavioural addiction were generally accepted in the research of online gamingaddiction, not all
Authors:Jon Arcelus, Walter Pierre Bouman, Bethany Alice Jones, Christina Richards, Susana Jimenez-Murcia and Mark D. Griffiths
problems than birth-assigned males. Further research using larger samples is needed to further explore these hypotheses, as in the present study only two individuals in the whole sample were operationally defined as having a gamingaddiction.
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compulsive buying, pathological gambling, kleptomania, and sexual addiction ( Jorgenson, Hsiao, & Yen, 2016 ). A behavioral addiction that has attracted society’s attention is computer gameaddiction, which is described as an intense and uncontrollable desire
Authors:Mark D. Griffiths, Daria J. Kuss, Olatz Lopez-Fernandez and Halley M. Pontes
from non-problematic occasional and regular gaming at one end of the scale through to problematic excessive and addictive gaming at the other. Similar to other bona fide addictions, gamingaddiction is relatively rare and is in essence a syndrome
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studies found a negative association between empathy and gamingaddiction symptoms ( Che et al., 2017 ; Zhang et al., 2016 ). In addition, Tejeiro, Gómez-Vallecillo, Pelegrina, Wallace, and Emberley ( 2012 ) clustered a Spanish adolescent sample and found
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the same phenomenon ( Widyanto & Griffiths, 2006 ), such as computer game dependence ( Griffiths & Hunt, 1998 ), video gameaddiction ( Griffiths & Davies, 2005 ), Internet gamingaddiction ( Kuss & Griffiths, 2012a ), excessive game engagement
Authors:Daria J. Kuss, Mark D. Griffiths and Halley M. Pontes
gamingaddictions are problematic, not all problematic gamers have an addiction ( Griffiths, 2010b ).
Starcevic ( 2017 ) also argues that if the gamingaddiction is a consequence of other psychopathologies then it should not be viewed as a genuine