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The relationship between personality characteristics and parenting styles with video- computer plays’ dependency


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  • Sharifi fard

    (Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch of Isfahan, Iran)

  • Emel
  • Hamid Taher Neshat Doost
  • Mohammad Ali Mazaheri
  • Hooshang Talebi
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    This study aimed to determine the relationship between personality characteristics and parenting styles with video computer games dependency among secondary students (males and females) in Ahvaz city. There were 872 participants from different educational regions of the city (four regions) which were selected via a multistage cluster method of sampling. The applied instruments included temperament-Character inventory (TCI-125), parenting styles Questionnaire (PSQ) and problematic video game playing test (PVGT). The achieved data was analysed by applying Pearson correlation as well as multivariate regression. Findings indicated significant relationships between personality characteristics and parenting styles with video-computer plays dependency. The best predictors of the plays dependency were self-directiveness, gender, novelty seeking and freedom-control dimensions, respectively. These results showed that high levels of self directiveness, novelty seeking and freedom-control lead to the plays dependency.

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    Article provided by in its journal Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS).

    Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 207-214

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    Handle: RePEc:jso:coejss:v:2:y:2013:i:4:p:207-214

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    Keywords: video-computer games dependency; personality characteristics; character and state; perceived parenting styles.;


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