| Published: May 25, 2020
Effects of video games on individuals during COVID-19 lockdown in India
Using the survey data, measures of loneliness and panic disorder were identified as the effects of internet gaming disorder. This paper explores the impact and effect of internet gaming disorder on individuals (adults) during the coronavirus lockdown period. 30 participants across India over the age of 18 years were tested in a purposive sampling method using google docs as an online platform for data collection. The results tested for correlation reveals that the internet gaming disorder sure has a significant positive correlation and effect on the two factors loneliness (0.580**, P< 0.01) and panic disorder (0.450*, p< 0.05). These findings may extend to the concepts of relationships between loneliness, panic disorder and excessive gaming, which were seen fit as the two rising problems among during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
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© 2020, Sundaray. A & Chopra. N
Received: April 25, 2020; Revision Received: May 20, 2020; Accepted: May 25, 2020
Published in Annual Special Issue on COVID-19: A COMPILATION OF ITS IMPACT & SOLUTIONS