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The Influence of Parental Knowledge and Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction on Peer Victimization and Internet Gaming Disorder among Chinese Adolescents: A Mediated Moderation Model

Department of Psychology and Research Center of Adolescent Psychology and Behavior, School of Education, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2397; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052397
Received: 7 January 2021 / Revised: 19 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
Ample evidence indicates that peer victimization is a crucial risk factor for adolescent internet gaming disorder (IGD); however, little is known about the mechanisms underlying this association. Based on the risk-buffering model and self-determination theory, this study tested whether parental knowledge moderated the relationship between peer victimization and adolescent IGD and whether this moderating effect was mediated by basic psychological needs satisfaction (BPNS). A sample of 3080 adolescents (Meanage = 14.51; SD = 1.97) anonymously responded to a set of questionnaires. The results revealed that the positive association between peer victimization and adolescent IGD was stronger among adolescents with parents who had low-level parental knowledge than for those with high-level parental knowledge. Moreover, this moderating effect was mediated by BPNS. These findings highlight that parental knowledge is an important protective factor against IGD for adolescents who experience peer victimization and BPNS is one mechanism that explains how this effect works. View Full-Text
Keywords: peer victimization; internet gaming disorder (IGD); basic psychological needs satisfaction (BPNS); parental knowledge peer victimization; internet gaming disorder (IGD); basic psychological needs satisfaction (BPNS); parental knowledge
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Liang, Q.; Yu, C.; Xing, Q.; Liu, Q.; Chen, P. The Influence of Parental Knowledge and Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction on Peer Victimization and Internet Gaming Disorder among Chinese Adolescents: A Mediated Moderation Model. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052397

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Liang Q, Yu C, Xing Q, Liu Q, Chen P. The Influence of Parental Knowledge and Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction on Peer Victimization and Internet Gaming Disorder among Chinese Adolescents: A Mediated Moderation Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052397

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Liang, Qiao; Yu, Chengfu; Xing, Qiang; Liu, Qingqi; Chen, Pei. 2021. "The Influence of Parental Knowledge and Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction on Peer Victimization and Internet Gaming Disorder among Chinese Adolescents: A Mediated Moderation Model" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 5: 2397. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052397

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