Leveling Up? Video Game Play in Adolescence and the Transition into Adulthood

Citation

Latinsky, Andrew & Ueno, Koji (2020). Leveling Up? Video Game Play in Adolescence and the Transition into Adulthood. The Sociological Quarterly. pp. 1-24

Abstract

ABSTRACTMost research on video games has examined short-term psychological consequences, leaving the long-term effect on social outcomes unclear. To address this limitation, this study utilized the life course perspective and tested whether video game play during adolescence lowers the chance of successful transition into adulthood. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (N = 15,409), logistic regression models tested the association between video game play in adolescence and the chance of achieving six markers of adulthood in their 20's and 30's. Results showed that the association depends on the intensity of game play, gender, and the outcome under examination.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1080/00380253.2019.1711265

Keyword(s)

Video Gaming

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

The Sociological Quarterly

Author(s)

Latinsky, Andrew
Ueno, Koji

Year Published

2020

Pages

1-24

DOI

10.1080/00380253.2019.1711265

Reference ID

6541