Electronic Gaming Addiction among Youth: A Qualitative Study on PUBG


Authors : Waleed Tayyab Buttar, Umy Rubab, Ayesha Javed, Umber, Zahra Alam Virk

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 3 - March

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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Technology has changed the world in many ways over the past few years and there hardly is any industry left untouched by it. Over the past decade, smartphones have taken the world of technology by storm. Almost half of the world’s population (3.5 billion) own smartphones. Millions of apps and games on the Apple App Store and Google Play has provided the users with plentiful opportunities to spend time on entertainment playing games. However, this leisure activity has increased to alarming levels as a result of which, many extreme cases have surfaced around the world over the past few years. Some of the extreme cases include suicides, anxiety, depression and a toll on mental health as a result of excessive and continued gaming. In this qualitative study, we have tried to explore some of the factors that attract players to spend so much time on such games. For the purpose of this study, we have taken highly popular shooting game, PUBG to base our study on. We identified four theoretical dimensions and discovered the psychological impacts of PUBG addiction among youth.

Keywords : Electronic games addiction Youth PUB

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