Table 2

Gender differences in age, education, history of online gaming, weekly online gaming hours, DSSS, DSSS-DS, DSSS-SS, DSSS-PS, SPIN, and CIAS
Male Female F value P value
(N = 601) (N = 121)
Age, yrs 21.7 (4.8) 22.6 (5.2) 3.26 0.072
Education, yrs 15.0 (2.5) 15.0 (2.6) 0.08 0.782
History of online gaming, yrs 7.2 (3.6) 6.0 (3.1) 11.58 0.001 *
Weekly online gaming hours 29.2 (20.0) 23.2 (17.0) 9.57 0.002 *
DSSS 10.9 (9.7) 13.0 (9.3) 4.62 0.032 *
DSSS-DS 6.7 (6.0) 7.7 (5.6) 1.16 0.283
DSSS-SS 4.2 (4.6) 5.7 (4.8) 9.70 0.002 *
DSSS-PS 2.4 (2.5) 3.2 (2.7) 11.40 0.001 *
SPIN 19.6 (13.5) 22.8 (14.3) 5.50 0.019 *
CIAS 61.1 (14.6) 60.1 (14.0) 0.52 0.473.

DSSS: Depression and Somatic Symptoms Scale, and its subscales of Depression Subscale (DSSS-DS), Somatic Subscale (DSSS-SS), and Pain Subscale (DSSS-PS); SPIN: Social Phobia Inventory; CIAS: Chen Internet Addiction Scale; *: p < 0.05.

Wei et al.

Wei et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:92   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-92

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