Fighting the Boss Battle: How Does Gaming Affect Relationships?

dc.contributor.committeeChairD’Aniello, Carissa
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCravens, Jaclyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFife, Stephen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWeiser, Dana
dc.creatorSwecker, Kaitlyn
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-20T17:15:36Z
dc.date.available2023-11-20T17:15:36Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.description.abstractVideo gaming (also called, gaming) is a contemporary topic that affects individuals, as well as romantic partnerships. Many studies have found that gaming has a detrimental effect on romantic partnerships. With a small body of literature and most of the research focused on the depreciative side, it seems that the current literature does not tell the whole story about the impact of game play on partnerships. I recruited partners in which all individuals in the committed relationship(s) identified as gamers. Semi-structured interview data was analyzed using transcendental phenomenology. There were two themes related to how gameplay interacts with the participants partnerships, with ten and three subthemes respectively. Clinical implications and future research will be discussed.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/96806
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.availabilityAccess is not restricted.
dc.subjectCouple relationships
dc.subjectvideo game
dc.subjecttechnology
dc.titleFighting the Boss Battle: How Does Gaming Affect Relationships?
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity, Family, and Addiction Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineCouple, Marriage, and Family Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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