Pathological Video-Game Use Among Youth Ages 8 to 18

@article{Gentile2009PathologicalVU,
  title={Pathological Video-Game Use Among Youth Ages 8 to 18},
  author={Douglas A. Gentile},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={594 - 602}
}
  • D. Gentile
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
Researchers have studied whether some youth are “addicted” to video games, but previous studies have been based on regional convenience samples. Using a national sample, this study gathered information about video-gaming habits and parental involvement in gaming, to determine the percentage of youth who meet clinical-style criteria for pathological gaming. A Harris poll surveyed a randomly selected sample of 1,178 American youth ages 8 to 18. About 8% of video-game players in this sample… Expand

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