Online Gaming Addiction Factors Among TAR UC Students in KL


  • Sandy Lim Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur



Online game addiction, depression, loneliness, motivation for achievement, motivation for escapism


Online gaming as popular digital entertainment is well-received by people worldwide, including university students.  Consequently, addiction to online gaming is worrying, and this issue has received significant attention.  We collected and analysed primary data to reveal the factors relating to online gaming addiction.  We performed a bivariate correlation test to examine the relationship between online games addictions with the characteristics of depression, loneliness, motivation for escapism and motivation for achievement on the 118 responses that we collected from online questionnaires.  We also calculated Cohen's effect size, f2, for each path.  The results show that those identified factors positively correlate with online game addiction with a large effect size.




How to Cite

Lim, S. (2022). Online Gaming Addiction Factors Among TAR UC Students in KL. The Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 82(3).