+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Association between playing computer games and mental and social health among male adolescents in Iran in 2014

, : Association between playing computer games and mental and social health among male adolescents in Iran in 2014. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research 21(2): 153-158

As adolescents spend much time on playing computer games, their mental and social effects should be considered. The present study aimed to investigate the association between playing computer games and the mental and social health among male adolescents in Iran in 2014. This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 210 adolescents selected by multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected by Goldberg and Hillier general health (28 items) and Kiez social health questionnaires. The association was tested by Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and independent t-test. Computer games related factors such as the location, type, length, the adopted device, and mode of playing games were investigated. Results showed that 58.9% of the subjects played games on a computer alone for 1 h at home. Results also revealed that the subjects had appropriate mental health and 83.2% had moderate social health. Results showed a poor significant association between the length of games and social health (r = -0.15, P = 0.03), the type of games and mental health (r = -0.16, P = 0.01), and the device used in playing games and social health (F = 0.95, P = 0.03). The findings showed that adolescents' mental and social health is negatively associated with their playing computer games. Therefore, to promote their health, educating them about the correct way of playing computer games is essential and their parents and school authorities, including nurses working at schools, should determine its relevant factors such as the type, length, and device used in playing such games.


PMID: 27095988

DOI: 10.4103/1735-9066.178236

Other references

Bartley, E.E.; Atkeson, F.W.; Fountaine, F.C.; Radisson, J.J.; Fryer, H.C., 1957: Effects of a grass juice concentrate on dairy calves and a possible interaction between Aureomycin and grass juice. Feeding 4 or 12 g grass juice concentrate/100 lb. body weight daily to dairy calves during the first 16 weeks of life promoted a growth rate that was greater than that of control calves and approximately the same as that produced by feeding 45 mg...

Malee, M.P.; Malee, K.M.; Azuma, S.D.; Taylor, R.N.; Roberts, J.M., 1992: Increases in plasma atrial natriuretic peptide concentration antedate clinical evidence of preeclampsia. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) concentrations are typically elevated in hypervolemic states. However, ANP levels have been reported to be increased in the peripartum period in women with preeclampsia, a disorder characterized by central hypovole...

Fen, Ch, S., 2002: Modeling transient multicomponent vapor transport in the unsaturated zone. Accurate prediction of the gaseous diffusion process is necessary to understanding the overall transport of volatile organic contaminants in the subsurface. This paper presents a transient two-dimensional vapor phase transport model, which incorpo...

Gorman, L.K.; Joung, K.P.; Frick, K.M.; Baxter, M.G.; Markowska, A.L.; Price, D.L., 1995: Presynaptic cholinergic markers in the rat brain Relationships with age and behavioral status. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 21(1-3): 471

Fukuda, H.; Evins, A.I.; Iwasaki, K.; Hattori, I.; Murao, K.; Kurosaki, Y.; Chin, M.; Stieg, P.E.; Yamagata, S.; Bernardo, A., 2016: The role of alternative anastomosis sites in occipital artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery bypass in the absence of the caudal loop using the far-lateral approach. NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">OBJECTIVE Occipital artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery (OA-PICA) bypass is a technically challenging procedure for posterior fossa revascularization. The caudal loop of the PICA is considered the opti...

Orlova S.Ya, 1984: Comparative anatomic structure of the shoot in the butchers broom from the caucasus ussr. Ruscus colchicus, R. ponticus and R. hyrcanus from the Azerbaijan SSR and Georgian SSR, both USSR, were studied. Generic (isolateral mesophyll, radial structure of conducting bundles, aqueous tissue) and specific (structure of the midrib of the st...

Parameswarappa, S.G.; Patil, S.S.; Salimath, P.M., 1993: Contribution of different quantitative characters to diversity of blackgram Hepper. The genetic divergence among 225 cultivars of blackgram was estimated using D-2 and canonical analysis and the contribution of different characters to divergence was determined in two seasons. Among the characters 100-seed weight contributed maxim...

Williams, B.D.; Fisk, J.D., 1981: Sonographic diagnosis of giant urachal cyst in the adult. Ajr. American Journal of Roentgenology 136(2): 417-418

Messi, M.I.; Renganathan, M.; Grigorenko, F.S.; Delbono, O., 1996: Molecular and functional expression of the nicotinic alpha-7 acetylcholine receptor in rat spinal cord motoneuron. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 22(1-3): 1527

Raat, AJP., 1976: Alexander von Humboldt and Conraad Jacob Temminck. Zoologische Bijdr, 21: 17-38