MMORPG Escapism Predicts Decreased Well-Being: Examination of Gaming Time, Game Realism Beliefs, and Online Social Support for Offline Problems

@article{Kaczmarek2014MMORPGEP,
  title={MMORPG Escapism Predicts Decreased Well-Being: Examination of Gaming Time, Game Realism Beliefs, and Online Social Support for Offline Problems},
  author={Lukasz D. Kaczmarek and Dariusz Drazkowski},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          298-302
        }
}
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) escapists are individuals who indulge in the MMORPG environment to avoid real world problems. Though a relationship between escapism and deteriorated well-being has been established, little is known about particular pathways that mediate this relationship. In the current study, we examined this topic by testing an integrative model of MMORPG escapism, which includes game realism beliefs, gaming time, offline social support, and online… CONTINUE READING
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