Video Game Playing, Attention Problems, and Impulsiveness: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality

  title={Video Game Playing, Attention Problems, and Impulsiveness: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality},
  author={Douglas A. Gentile and Edward Swing and Choon Guan Lim and Angeline Khoo},
  journal={Psychology of popular media culture},
The present study examines video game playing as it relates to attention problems and impulsiveness in a sample of 3,034 children and adolescents from Singapore measured over 3 years. Consistent with previous research, those who spend more time playing video games subsequently have more attention problems, even when earlier attention problems, sex, age, race, and socioeconomic status are statistically controlled. Violent content may have a unique effect on attention problems and impulsiveness… 

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