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Volume 18, Issue 83 (1-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 18(83): 2163-2173 | Back to browse issues page

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miri M, hajloo N, basharpoor S, narimani M. The mediating role of seeking sensation in the relationship between emotional self - regulation and confused identity with video - computer games addiction. علوم روانشناختی. 2020; 18 (83) :2163-2173
URL: http://psychologicalscience.ir/article-1-577-en.html
Professor, Department of Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran
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Background: By studying the research done on video-computer games addiction, on the one hand, it was found that all the variables mentioned in this study have not been examined together.On the other hand, in these studies, the causal relationship of the independent variable with the dependent variable has been investigated and the mechanism through which the independent variable affects the dependent variable has not been investigated. Therfore, the question of research is whether seeking sensation can madiate this relationship? Aims: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the mediation role of seeking sensation in the relationship between emotional self-regulation and confused identity with video-computer games Addiction in high school boy students. Method: The present research was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population of the study was all boy students of the first grade of high school in Tehran in the academic year 2018-2019 and The sample size consisted of 405 students who were selected through multistage cluster random sampling. The data were collected using video-computer games Addiction scale (Anuthawarn, 2008), emotional self-regulation (Garnefski & at.el, 2001), confused identity (Bronzki, 1989) and seeking sensation (Arnett, 1992). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation, regression and path analysis. Results: Finding have shown that emotional self-regulation and confused identity affect on seeking sensation and, on the other hand they affect on computer-video games addiction, also, seeking sensation affect on computer-video games addiction (p˂0/01). Conclusions: People who have higher level of emotional self-regulation, also, People who have lower levels of confused identity, their level of seeking sensation has decreased and as results, their level of computer-video games addiction has decreased
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/12/28 | Accepted: 2020/01/28 | Published: 2020/01/28

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