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Table 1 Comparison of male and female subsamples on internet gaming disorder (IGD9-SF test)

From: Relationship of Internet gaming disorder with dissociative experience in Italian university students

IGD9-SF University students (N = 221)
Male Female t p
M SD M SD
1. Do you feel preoccupied with your gaming behaviour? 3.0860 .40796 3.0000 .00000 2.3870 .0178
2. Do you feel more irritability, anxiety or even sadness when you try to either reduce or stop your gaming activity? 3.0645 .35528 3.0156 .17678 1.3455 .1799
3. Do you feel the need to spend increasing amount of time engaged gaming in order to achieve satisfaction or pleasure? 3.1935 .59450 3.0156 .17678 3.1989 .0016
4. Do you systematically fail when trying to control or cease your gaming activity? 3.1613 .53751 3.0000 .00000 3.3980 .0008
5. Have you lost interests in previous hobbies and other entertainment activities as result of your engagement with the game? 3.0430 .29170 3.0156 .17678 .8664 .3872
6. Have you continued your gaming activity despite knowing it was causing problems between you and other people? 3.0430 .29170 3.0156 .17678 .8664 .3872
7. Have you deceived any of your family members, therapists or others because the amount of your gaming activity? 3.0217 .20851 3.0000 .00000 1.1785 .2399
8. Do you play in order to temporarily escape or relieve a negative mood? 3.3656 .77719 3.2188 .62667 1.5527 .1219
9. Have you jeopardized or lost an important relationship, job or an educational or career opportunity because of your gaming activity? 3.0860 .40796 3.0156 .17678 1.7413 .0830
Total score 28.034 2.2138 27.293 .7566 3.5124 .0005
  1. IGD9-SF: Internet Gaming Disorder Scale Short Form; N: sample number; t: t test statistic; p: probability value; M: mean; SD: standard deviation