- Perfectionistic parental attitudes can indirectly contribute to compulsive gaming behaviors by influencing how children react to failure in gaming. Parental expectations and criticism are associated with higher levels of self-oriented perfectionism and self-critical perfectionism, which in turn lead to maladaptive responses to failure during gaming.
Rumination and self-blame play a role in the development of gaming disorder symptoms. The study suggests that individuals who internalize critical parental attitudes and exhibit self-critical perfectionism are more likely to engage in over-engagement reactions to failure, which can increase the risk of gaming addiction.
Narcissistic perfectionism is associated with disengagement from failure, while rigid perfectionism is linked to constructive engagement, indicating a healthier response to failure. Maintaining a positive self-image and self-regulation may help prevent gaming disorder in individuals with critical parental attitudes and high levels of self-criticism.
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The study emphasizes the influence of parental attitudes on the development of gaming disorder and highlights the role of internalized parental perfectionism in leisure activities such as video gaming. It suggests that early childhood experiences regarding parental expectations can affect not only education or career pursuits but also engagement in leisure activities. The findings provide valuable insights for prevention efforts and screening of gaming disorder.
Parents who have high standards and criticize their children can indirectly contribute to addictive gaming behaviors. When children internalize critical attitudes from their parents, they become more sensitive to failure in video games. This sensitivity can lead to excessive thinking about failure and blaming oneself, which increases the risk of gaming addiction. On the other hand, having high personal standards without self-criticism can actually help individuals respond better to failure. It’s important to understand the impact of parental attitudes on gaming behavior to prevent gaming addiction.
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