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dc.contributor.supervisor Sanders, James
dc.contributor.author Ford, Garret
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-20T15:24:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-20T15:24:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-20
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4619
dc.description.abstract This quantitative research thesis investigated the social and emotional aspects of World of Warcraft (WOW) players through the use of an online survey. The sample consisted of 374 online survey respondents of which 215 were used in final data analysis. The survey investigated demographics, gameplay habits, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and self-esteem. A binary logistic regression found that class specialization, hours played, social anxiety severity, and depression severity were predictive of internet gaming disorder (IGD). A univariate ANOVA found there was significant interaction effects between the constructs of depression, anxiety, social anxiety, and IGD. The results suggest that IGD is not wholly influenced by a specific disorder but instead by the person’s mental health in general, however, social anxiety was significantly associated after accounting for interaction effects. The researcher concluded that treatment of IGD requires attention to comorbid social and emotional aspects and the ecosystem of comorbidity in which they exist. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject anxiety en_US
dc.subject depression en_US
dc.subject internet gaming disorder en_US
dc.subject quantitative en_US
dc.subject video game addiction en_US
dc.subject social anxiety en_US
dc.subject loneliness en_US
dc.subject self-esteem en_US
dc.title Social and emotional aspects of World of Warcraft players en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0625
dc.proquest.subject 0451
dc.proquest.subject 0382
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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