• Vol. 46 No. 11, 443–446
  • 15 November 2017

Correlates of Online Game Play Motivations, Social Anxiety and Psychological Distress



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Online gaming is a popular pastime among children and adults alike, and research on its impact on behaviour has increased in recent decades. With growing concerns over problematic gaming, Internet Gaming Disorder was introduced in Section 3 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5), prompting necessary research before including it as a diagnostic category.

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