Video Gaming Disorder and Sport and Exercise in Emerging Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study.

TitleVideo Gaming Disorder and Sport and Exercise in Emerging Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsHenchoz, Y, Studer, J, Deline, S, N'Goran, AA, Baggio, S, Gmel, G
JournalBehav Med
Volume42
Issue2
Pagination105-111
Date Published2014 Sep 25
DOI10.1080/08964289.2014.965127
ISSN0896-4289
Abstract

Among the negative consequences of video gaming disorder, decreased participation in sport and exercise has received little attention. This study aimed to assess the longitudinal association between video gaming disorder and the level of sport and exercise in emerging adult men. A questionnaire was completed at baseline and 15-month follow-up by a representative national sample of 4,933 respondents. The seven items of the Game Addiction Scale were used to construct a latent variable representing video gaming disorder. Level of sport and exercise was also self-reported. Cross-lagged path modeling indicated a reciprocal causality between video gaming disorder and the level of sport and exercise, even after adjusting for a large set of confounders. These findings support the need for better promotion of sport and exercise among emerging adults in order to contribute to the prevention of video gaming disorder, and to raise the level of sport and exercise activity in addicted gamers.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25258243?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalBehav Med
Citation Key / SERVAL ID5630
PubMed ID25258243

                         

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