Autistic traits and internet gaming addiction in Chinese children: The mediating effect of emotion regulation and school connectedness.

@article{Liu2017AutisticTA,
  title={Autistic traits and internet gaming addiction in Chinese children: The mediating effect of emotion regulation and school connectedness.},
  author={Sha Liu and Chengfu Yu and Bradley T Conner and Suiping Wang and Weiping Lai and Wei Zhang},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2017},
  volume={68},
  pages={
          122-130
        }
}
This report details an 18-month longitudinal study designed to investigate the influence of autistic traits' on internet gaming addiction (IGA) in children. A total of 420 Chinese children (220 boys, Mean age=9.74±0.45) participated in the research. Autistic traits were measured in the 4th grade and emotion regulation, school connectedness and IGA measured in both the 4th and 5th grades. After controlling for age, sex, and sensation seeking, results showed that autistic traits were related to… CONTINUE READING
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