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Murray, Alayna and Mannion, Arlene and Chen, June L and Leader, Geraldine (2021) Gaming disorder in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05138-x.

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Gaming disorder (GD) is a clinical addiction to video or internet games. This study investigated whether GD symptoms are heightened in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison to a control group, and explored predictors of GD in 230 adults with ASD and 272 controls. The relationship between GD and gelotophobia was examined. Measures included the Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test, GELOPH < 15 >, Autism Spectrum Quotient-10 items, Inventory of Parent and Peer attachment, Emotional Regulation Questionnaire, Social Functioning Questionnaire (SFQ) and the NEO-FFI-3. Individuals in the ASD group showed significantly higher symptoms of GD. Peer-attachment, emotional regulation and extraversion significantly predicted GD scores. Gelotophobia and GD were related to each other with a small effect size.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
28 June 2021
Identification #
doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05138-x

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