Impact of electronic games addiction post COVID-19 on the mental health of public-school students in Jordan
The present work aimed to find out the reality of electronic games addiction and its impact on mental health among adolescent students post-COVID-19 in public schools in Jordan. The study followed the descriptive analytical technique using a simple random method. A sample of 795 adolescent students was selected from Jordanian schools for the academic year 2022-2023. The results showed that the mean of the responses of the study sample on the scale of electronic game sites addiction among adolescent students at the aggregate level, came with a high degree, with a mean (1.52) and a standard deviation (0.51), which reflected the existence of addiction manifestations among teenage students to electronic games. The results also confirmed that there are statistically significant differences in the percentages of students who suffer from addiction to electronic games according to the gender variable and in favor of males. The study recommends the intervention of educational institutions with experts in psychological counseling to develop values such as digital citizenship among students to contribute to reducing the manifestations of addiction to electroni c games. Also, other studies on the phenomenon of electronic games addiction and its relationship to other variables such as life pressures, personality traits, and emotional intelligence are highly encouraged.
Alnaimat, Bayan Habis
Ayasrah, Firas Tayseer Mohammad