Computer gaming addiction: how much do people play games? What are the effects it has on surrounding life?

Hartley, Luke (2011) Computer gaming addiction: how much do people play games? What are the effects it has on surrounding life? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Due to the lack of research on the topic of addiction to computer games, this report has been conducted to find out how much people play games, the effects games have on relationships, education, work and the self. 46 participants were used in total with a mean age of 20.39 years. The studied was carried out on several gaming websites and through the Computer Games Technology course at the University of Portsmouth. The results showed that 43.5% of participants played for 15+ hours a week, which would be clarified as computer games addiction according to the American Medical Association. On average, participants that have had computer games come between an intimate relationship tend to play more hours per week on games. 60.9% of participants thought their education/work had suffered because of computer games. 91.3% of participants admitted they went to bed late because they are playing computer games, risking sleep deprivation and the associated risks to health.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 16:16
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4276

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