Relationship Between Temperament and Video Game Addiction among Youth

  • Madiha Asghar Islamia College Peshawar
  • Maryam Noor Islamia College Peshawar
Keywords: videogame addiction, temperament, aggression, depression, youth


The aim of the present study was to explore the association of temperament and video game addiction among video game addicts and video game non addicts in Peshawar. The total sample consisted of eight hundred and twenty-one (n=821) youth with the age range of 13 to 18 years, comprising of one hundred and fifty five (N=155) video game non-addicts and six hundred and seventy-six (n=676) video game addicts. Convenient sampling and non-probability sampling techniques were used for collecting the data from different schools of Peshawar. The video game addicts were differentiated on the basis of cut off score of 70 and above on the measure of problematic video game addictions test. The study compared video game addicts and non-addicts on the scale of Early Revised Adolescents Questionnaire. The findings of the research indicated that video game addicts face more problems related to personality and temperament than the non-video game addicts. Further findings revealed that video game addicts scored high on elements of aggression and depress mood as compared to video game non-addicts. Further research studies are required to explore the positive outcomes of games and the role of teachers and parents in pushing youth towards these technological games so that primary prevention programs and counseling strategies are offered for the negative consequences of video games.