The relationship between aggression and online video game addiction: a study on massively multiplayer online video game players
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Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN: 1302-6631, Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 99-107
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- Nursing; Medicine
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between aggression and online video game addiction scores of massively multiplayer online video game players. Methods: Study included 205 participants who are playing massively multiplayer online video games more than 12 months. Mean age of the participant was 18±40. Data were collected via a personal information form consisting of questions about partici-pants' demographical background, Turkish version of the Buss-Perry Aggression Scale and Internet Addiction Scale. Correlation, t-test and stepwise regression analyses conducted to analyze the data. Results: Analysis indi-cated that there was a significantly high correlation between agression scores and video game addiction scores. Males have significantly higher psysical aggression scores than females. Age was negatively correlated with total aggression scores and all the subscale scores of Buss-Perry Agression Questionnaire (psyhical aggression, anger, verbal aggression and hostility). There was a negative correlation between age and video game addiction scores. Two subscales (isolation, loss of control) of the addiction scale predicted agression scores. Conclusion: The present study revealed that there was a significant correlation between agression and online video game addiction. On the other hand, age was negatively correlated with aggression and video game addiction scores of the participants.