Study on Relationship between Loneliness and Psychological Well- being among Online gamers
Author(s):
VINCY JOSEPH, Megha D, Dr.Suphala Kotian
Keywords:
Loneliness, Online gamers, Psychological well- being, young adults
Abstract
Online gaming describes any video game played on internet that offers online interaction with other players. Around twenty-five percentage of world population has engaged in online gaming. Loneliness is the unpleasant experience that occurs when a person’s network of social relations is deficient in some way. Psychological well-being refers to inter- and intraindividual levels of positive functioning that can include one’s relatedness with others and self-referent attitudes that include one’s sense of mastery and personal growth. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between psychological well-being and loneliness among online gamers. The sample of the study included 120 participants of age ranging from 18 to 25 who are online gamers with 60 males and 60 females. The tools used to measure psychological well-being and loneliness are Ryff’s Psychological Well-being Scale and UCLA Loneliness Scale respectively. The data was analysed using appropriate statistical tools using SPSS software version 20. To accomplish the objectives of the study, a quantitative research design was adopted. From the results it was found that there is a significant relationship between psychological well-being and loneliness among online gamers. There is a significant negative correlation between psychological well-being and loneliness. But there was no significant difference in psychological- wellbeing and loneliness among male and female online-gamers
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Unique Paper ID: 152259

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2

Page(s): 704 - 709
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