Video Game Addiction and Personality Traits

Anwar Hadeed, Elizabeth Nielsen

Abstract


The relationship between shyness, loneliness, and social anxiety and video game usage was investigated in 205 participants.  Results showed that significant relationships were found between shyness and loneliness and excessive video game use.  Social anxiety was not correlated with excessive use in this sample.  The findings provide support for the idea that shyness and loneliness may be risk factors for problematic video game use.

 

Keywords: Video Gaming, Addiction, Personality Traits

Keywords


Video Gaming, Addiction, Personality Traits

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