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Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder: a critical commentary on Petry et al. (2014)

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Griffiths, MD and Van Rooij, AJ and Kardefelt-Winther, D and Starcevic, V and Kiraly, O and Pallesen, S and Muller, K and Dreier, M and Carras, M and Prause, N and King, DL and Aboujaoude, E and Kuss, DJ and Pontes, HM and Lopez Fernandez, O and Nagygyorgy, K and Achab, S and Billieux, J and Quandt, T and Carbonell, X and Ferguson, CJ and Hoff, RA and Derevensky, J and Haagsma, MC and Delfabbro, P and Coulson, M and Demetrovics, Z, Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder: a critical commentary on Petry et al. (2014), Addiction, 111, (16) pp. 167-175. ISSN 0965-2140 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/add.13057

Abstract

This commentary paper critically discusses the recent debate paper by Petry et al. (2014) that argued there was now an international consensus for assessing Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). Our collective opinions vary considerably regarding many different aspects of online gaming. However, we contend that the paper by Petry and colleagues does not provide a true and representative international community of researchers in this area. This paper critically discusses and provides commentary on (i) the representativeness of the international group that wrote the ‘consensus’ paper, and (ii) each of the IGD criteria. The paper also includes a brief discussion on initiatives that could be taken to move the field towards consensus. It is hoped that this paper will foster debate in the IGD field and lead to improved theory, better methodologically designed studies, and more robust empirical evidence as regards problematic gaming and its psychosocial consequences and impact.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:gaming addiction, gaming addiction assessment, IGD assessment, internet gaming disorder, problematic gaming, video game addiction
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132459
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:153
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-06-03
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