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A Comparison of Coping Styles of Game Dependent and Non-Dependent Adolesc
Quarterly Journal of Family and Research (2008)
  • Sonia Khodabakhsh
  • Farhad Maher
Abstract
The aim of this research was to compare coping styles of game dependent adolescents with non-dependent. A sample of boys from Tehran, aged 11-20 year- old (N=300), were selected by in-access sampling. 150 boys were game dependent and 150 boys were non-dependent. The dependency was determined by using Game Addiction Scale (a modified form of Young's Internet Addiction Scale). They completed demographic characteristics questionnaire and Lazarus-Folkman Ways of Coping Questionnaire. Data was analyzed through an independent t-test. The findings showed that there is a significant difference between game dependent and non-dependent boys in three types of stress coping styles, including: confronting coping, distancing and escape-avoidance. There was not a significant difference between tow groups in 5 types of coping styles, including: self-controlling, seeking social support, accepting responsibility, planed problem solving and positive reappraisal.
Keywords
  • Coping,
  • Computer Games,
  • Adolescents,
  • Game Dependency,
  • Game Addiction,
  • Coping Styles
Publication Date
Spring 2008
Citation Information
Sonia Khodabakhsh and Farhad Maher. "A Comparison of Coping Styles of Game Dependent and Non-Dependent Adolesc" Quarterly Journal of Family and Research Vol. 2 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/s_khodabakhsh/1/