TABLE 1

Differences Between Boys and Girls in Weekly Amounts of Game Play and Numbers of Pathological Gaming Symptoms Reported

OverallBoysGirlstdfP
Weekly amount of game play, mean ± SD, h
    Time 120.53 ± 25.7821.54 ± 26.4618.28 ± 23.893.083010.002
    Time 222.52 ± 24.1523.47 ± 24.6619.88 ± 22.503.192358.001
    Time 320.95 ± 22.7221.44 ± 23.0719.51 ± 21.631.752230.081
No. of pathological gaming symptoms, mean ± SD
    Time 12.28 ± 1.782.49 ± 1.831.76 ± 1.559.632695.001
    Time 22.05 ± 1.862.29 ± 1.931.45 ± 1.4810.142455.001
    Time 31.78 ± 1.801.97 ± 1.861.25 ± 1.518.752342.001