A Study on the Impact of Involvement in Violent Online Game and Self-Control on Hong Kong Young Adults’ Psychological Well-Being

  • Charlotte Ting Yan Yeung
  • Raymond Chi Fai Chui
Conference paper
Part of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook book series (ECTY)


In the recent era, online gaming has been integrated into the modern culture. With a gadget, it is very handy to get access to any online game. Among different types of online game playing, violent online game has grown to be a prevailing entertainment around the globe. This study aims to examine the relationship between Hong Kong young adults’ involvement in online violent game and psychological well-being, the relationship between self-control and psychological well-being, as well as the moderating role of self-control in the relationship between involvement in online violent game and psychological well-being. To answer this question, 718 respondents were invited to fill in a questionnaire. Results have demonstrated that there is a significant negative relationship between young adults’ involvement in online violent game and psychological well-being and a significant positive relationship between self-control and psychological well-being. It was also found that participants with higher levels of self-control had higher levels of psychological well-being as compared to those with lower levels of self-control. Implication of the findings was discussed.


Online game Self-control Hong Kong young adults Psychological well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte Ting Yan Yeung
    • 1
  • Raymond Chi Fai Chui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social Work and Social AdministrationThe University of Hong KongPok Fu LamHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongHong Kong

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