What is it about?

Internet gaming addiction may take on a different form according to the particular characteristics of a game being played. To better understand adolescent Internet gaming addiction, this study sought to identify the differences in Internet gaming addiction and personality characteristics based on the game genre played.

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Why is it important?

Differences in addiction and personality characteristics among players of different game genres call for differentiation of interventions for prevention and treatment of Internet gaming addiction.


The pace of change in the game industry is faster than that in the academic world, and the game genre is no different. It was the most difficult to select a game genre in a rapid change, and today's games may have more things that cannot be put into the existing genre. Therefore, interest in and performance of game research should be continued.

Changmin Keum
Gangseo University

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This page is a summary of: Adolescent Internet gaming addiction and personality characteristics by game genre, PLoS ONE, February 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263645.
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