AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF GAMING ON PAKISTANI PUBG PLAYERS
Keywords:Gaming addiction, Psychological Effects, PUBG Game, Gaming, Aggression, Concentration, Stress, Empathy, Analytical Ability
Online gaming is a source for entertainment played by people of all genders and ages. Gaming has both positive and negative psychological effects but the negative effects are far more than the positive effects. This study investigated the psychological effects of gaming on Pakistani PUBG players. No doubt people play gaming for entertainment purpose but excessive gaming can lead to gaming addiction which can further lead to psychological effects like sleeping disorders, stress and depression. Gaming addiction can also have damaging impact on physical, emotional and social health. It is also related with eating irregularities, exhaustion, mood disorders, social ineffectiveness, sleep deprivation, obesity, suicide and separation from family and friends. IGD can be depicted in individuals who play for a longer period of time and playing for longer periods can affect the daily routine of the individual along with poor performance in work and studies. The result of the current research study indicates that gaming does have an effect on the psychological health of the gamers. The results concluded that gaming does have an effect on concentration, aggression, empathy, stress and analytical ability of the players. In conclusion of the results, individuals can learn how to fulfill the psychological needs by the help of the psycho-training program and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It can be checked after the therapy that if there is any change in the levels of the gaming addiction in the individual.
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