A Cross-Lagged Study of Developmental Trajectories of Video Game Engagement, Addiction, and Mental Health

  title={A Cross-Lagged Study of Developmental Trajectories of Video Game Engagement, Addiction, and Mental Health},
  author={Elfrid Krossbakken and St{\aa}le Pallesen and Rune Aune Mentzoni and Daniel L. King and Helge Molde and Turi Reiten Finser{\aa}s and Torbj{\o}rn Torsheim},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
Objectives: Video game addiction has been associated with an array of mental health variables. There is a paucity of longitudinal studies investigating such associations, and studies differentiating addicted gaming from problem and engaged (i.e., frequent but non-problem) gaming. The current explorative study investigate the natural course of gaming behavior in three sub-studies. The aim of study 1 was to investigate antecedents and consequences of video game addiction measured as a… 

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