Are You Or Your Child Addicted to Online Games? An Online Assessment Tool
In an upcoming issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Papay and colleagues provide psychometric evidence for the short-form Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire (developed earlier and published in PLOS ONE) using a national sample of 5,045 high school students. The short-form version is especially interesting because it has six dimensions over just twelve items. However, the authors found evidence of adequate model fit to the six-factor solution.
Problematic online gaming is related to low self-esteem, depression, and other negative consequences to your psychological health. Below, you can complete the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire (short-form) and get an assessment of your own addiction. If you wish to assess someone else, it is important that they complete the assessment themselves; don’t read it to them. After you submit your answers, additional analysis of your responses will appear comparing you to the sample collected by the research team and indicating your risk factors.
Please note: You must respond to every question to learn your results. Your responses are entirely local to your own computer (your responses will remain unknown to anyone but you). You must also complete this survey on the neoacademic.com website on this page (click “read more…” if you see it!).
- Pápay, O., Urbán, R., Griffiths, M., Nagygyörgy, K., Farkas, J., Kökönyei, G., Felvinczi, K., Oláh, A., Elekes, Z., & Demetrovics, Z. (2013). Psychometric Properties of the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire Short-Form and Prevalence of Problematic Online Gaming in a National Sample of Adolescents Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0484 [↩]
- Demetrovics, Z., Urbán, R., Nagygyörgy, K., Farkas, J., Griffiths, M., Pápay, O., Kökönyei, G., Felvinczi, K., & Oláh, A. (2012). The Development of the Problematic Online Gaming Questionnaire (POGQ) PLoS ONE, 7 (5) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036417 [↩]
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