Videogame-related experiences among regular adolescent gamers
|Author||Ruíz Repullo, Carmen
Romo Avilés, Nuria
Ponce Blandón, José Antonio
Espejel Hernández, Inocencio
Romero Martín, Macarena
Lomas Campos, María de las Mercedes
Jiménez Picón, Nerea
Gómez Salgado, Juan
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Enfermería|
|Abstract||The objective of this study was to identify the videogame-related experiences expressed by regular adolescent gamers and to explore the socio-family factors related to these experiences. A cross-sectional observational and ...
The objective of this study was to identify the videogame-related experiences expressed by regular adolescent gamers and to explore the socio-family factors related to these experiences. A cross-sectional observational and descriptive study was carried out with a convenience sample of regular Spanish videogamers between 16 and 18 years old. To measure the use of videogames for evasion and its negative consequences, the Questionnaire of Videogame-Related Experiences (Cuestionario de Experiencias Relacionadas con Videojuegos, CERV) was used and socio-family variables collected, evaluating their relationship with the results of the CERV. A total of 206 adolescents participated, 89.3% men [84.3-93.2] and 17.9% [12.9-23.9] allocating more than 35 hours a week to videogames. The CERV subscale related to the evasive use of videogames (max. = 24 points) obtained a mean value of 11.71 (SD = 3.52) and the mean value for the subscale related to the negative consequences (max. = 27 points) was 7.14 (SD = 3.33). A higher frequency of high values of evasive use (p = .038) and higher scores of this subscale (p = .02) were found in gamers without brothers or sisters. Higher scores and larger numbers of negative consequences were found in gamers who play more than 21 hours a week (p = .032). In conclusion, frequent use of videogames does not seem to be carried out with an evasive purpose, except in the case of absence of siblings. Frequent videogame use has only proven to carry a higher level of negative consequences when playing more than 21 hours a week. No other socio-family variables related to these subscales of the CERV have been identified.
|Citation||Ruíz Repullo, C., Romo Avilés, N., Ponce Blandón, J.A., Espejel Hernández, I., Romero Martín, M., Lomas Campos, M.d.l.M.,...,Gómez Salgado, J. (2020). Videogame-related experiences among regular adolescent gamers. PLoS ONE, 15 (7), 1-17.|