Excessive Video Game Playing Indicates Poor Satisfaction With Life

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  1. Tim says:

    Interesting finding!

    Have you considered how deep the age element might go as a confounding variable? It’s possible that younger participants might report less satisfaction with life simply because of their youth. IMO, those in their later 20s and 30s tend to have settled down emotionally a bit more (on average) and also settled in better financially, etc., while teens and early 20s have had less time to kind of find their way in the world.

    Maybe I’m being anti-teen? 🙂

  2. Miips says:


    A very interesting survey! I was wondering though exactly which tests did you use to get your p-values? I was also wondering how does the data generally look, for example in the case of hours played in a week it seems like you would have a very skewed distribution. Could you perhaps give your readers both the mean and median in each case to understand the data better? Also aren’t p-values over 0.05 generally considered to be statistically insignificant? At least my statistics professors advice us to use extreme caution if we are claiming anything based on such high p-values..

    • msauter says:

      I will try to get into this data set again after I analyzed the current study. The p-values were mostly derived from pearson correlations. You are correct, we need to be extremely cautious with such high p-values and I hope I phrased it in a way that you didn’t hink I wanted to imply otherwise.

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