Influence Of Digital Gaming on Relationship and Social Health

Authors

  • Anganabha Baruah Amity University, Noida, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55489/njcm.131020222295

Keywords:

Technology, Relationship, Digitalization, social media, digital native

Abstract

The transition from the stone age to the digital era has radically altered our way of life. No matter their socioeconomic status, everyone around us currently has a mobile device. Immediately, we want to speak with someone, and within a second, we do. Facebook, Instagram, and online games simplify our daily lives, leaving little room for interpersonal relationships. This paper will examine how digitization has affected our interpersonal connections and also changed the way we view relationships from a social/mental health viewpoint. Since technology has lessened the necessity for social interaction, does this imply that we have all become digital natives? To gain a deeper understanding of the topic, this paper proposes a novel perspective supported by prior research. Since this problem has not been substantially investigated, more targeted research is required in the Indian setting.

References

Homans GC. Social behavior: its elementary forms. Rev. Ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovisch, Inc.1974.

Byrne D, Ervin C, & Lamberth J. Continuity between the experimental study of attraction and real-life computer dating. J Pers Soc Psychology.1970; 16:157. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/h0029836

Ellison NB, Steinfield C, Lampe C. The benefits of Facebook 'friends': Exploring the relationship between college students' use of online social networks and social capital. J Comp‐Medi Comm, 2007; 12: 1143. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00367.x

Walther JB. Selective self‐presentation in computer‐mediated communication: Hyperpersonal dimensions of technology, lan-guage and cognition. Comp Human Beh 2007; 23: 2538. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2006.05.002

Turkle S. Alone together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books. 2011.

Seyfarth RM, Cheney DL. The evolutionary origins of friendship. Ann Rev Psycho 2012; 63:153-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-120710-100337 PMid:21740224

Christakis NA, Fowler JH. Friendship and natural selection. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014; 111:10796. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1400825111 PMid:25024208 PMCid:PMC4113922

Mukerjee S. An empirical analysis of the association between social interaction and self-rated health. Am J of Health Promo 2013; 27: 231-4. Doi: https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.110916-QUAN-347 PMid:23448412

Tay L, Tan K, Diener E, Gonzalez E. Social relations, health behaviors, and health outcomes: A survey and synthesis. App Psychol: Health Well-Being 2013; 5:28-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12000 PMid:23281315

Hertlein KM. Digital dwelling: Technology in couple and family relationships. Fam Rel 2012; 61: 374. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00702.x

Hertlein KM, Blumer ML. The Couple and Family Technology Frame-work: Intimate relationships in a digital age. New York: Brunner-Routledge. 2014.

Hand MM, Thomas D, Buboltz WC, Deemer ED, & Buyanjargal M. Facebook and romantic relationships: Intimacy and couple sat-isfaction associated with online social network use. Cyberpsychol, Beh Soc Net 2013; 16: 8. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2012.0038 PMid:23101932

Rubin KH, Bukowski WM, Bowker, JC. Children in peer groups. In Bornstein, L.R. & Leventhal, M.H. Handbook of child psychol-ogy and developmental science: Ecological settings and processes in developmental systems. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118963418.childpsy405 PMCid:PMC7837140

Lenhart A, Purcell K, Smith A, Zickuhr K. Social media and mobile Internet use among teens and young adults. Pew Internet & American Life Project. 2010. Retrieved from:http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP_Social_Media_and_Young_Adults _Report_Final_with_toplines.pdf.

Barth D. Psychodynamic importance of "cyber" and "in the flesh" friends in psychotherapy with college-aged adolescents with eating disorders. J of Inf, Child Adolesc Psychother, 2016; 15: 357-4. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15289168.2016.1235931

Smyth R, Nielsen I, Paritski O. A Minority-status Perspective on Intergroup Relations: A Study of an Ethnic Chinese Population in a Small Italian Town. Urb Studies 2007; 49: 307-2. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098010397396

Décieux JP, Heinen A, Willems H. Social Media and Its Role in Friendship-driven Interactions among Young People: Mix Meth Study.2018; 27:18-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1103308818755516

Utz S, Jonas KJ, Tonkens E. Effects of passion for massively multiplayer online role-playing games on interpersonal relation-ships. J Med Psychol 2012; 24: 77-2. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000066

Achab S, Nicolier, M, Mauny, F. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games: comparing characteristics of addict vs non-addict online recruited gamers in a French adult population. BMC Psychiatry, 2011;11:144-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-11-144 PMid:21871089 PMCid:PMC3176476

Rose A, Asher SR. The Social Tasks of Friendship: Do Boys and Girls Excel in Different Tasks? Child Dev Perspec 2016; 11:3-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12214

Newcomb TM. An approach to the study of communicative acts. Psycholog Rev 1953; 60: 393-6. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/h0063098 PMid:13112341

Schoen R, Wooldredge J. Marriage Choices in North Carolina and Virginia. J Marriage Fam, 1989; 51:465. Doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/352508

Campbell K, Holderness N, Riggs M. Friendship chemistry: An examination of underlying factors. Soc Science J. 2015; 52: 239-2. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2015.01.005 PMid:26097283 PMCid:PMC4470381

Fehr B. Friendship formation. In S. Sprecher, A. Wenzel, & J. Harvey (Eds.), Handbook of relationship initiation New York: Psy-chology Press. 2008. pp.29-54.

Molloy LE, Gest SD, Rulison KL. Peer influences on academic motivation: Exploring multiple methods of assessing youths' most "influential" peer relationships. The J Early Adolesc 2011; 31: 13-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431610384487

Blansky D, Kavanaugh C, Boothroyd C, Benson B, Gallagher J, Endress J. et al. (2013). Spread of academic success in a high school social network. 2013; PLoS ONE, 8:2. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055944 PMid:23418483 PMCid:PMC3572170

Lynch AD, Lerner RM, Leventhal T. Adolescent academic achievement and school engagement: An examination of the role of school-wide peer culture. J Youth Adolesc 2013; 42: 6-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9833-0 PMid:23076767

Montoya RM, Horton RS. A meta-analytic investigation of the processes underlying the similarity-attraction effect. J Soc Pers Relation 2013; 30: 64-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407512452989

Vissa B. Agency in action: Entrepreneurs' networking style and initiation of economic exchange. Org Science 2012; 23: 492-2. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1100.0567

Williams K, O'Reilly C. Demography and diversity in organizations: a review of 40 years of research. Res Org Beh 1998; 20: 77.

Thibaut JW, Kelley HH. The social psychology of groups. Oxford, England: John Wiley. 1959.

Hatfield E, Traupmann J, Sprecher S, Utne M., Hay M. Equity in close relationships. In Ickes W.J. (Ed.), Compatible and Incompati-ble Relationships. New York: Springer. 1985.

Walker BH, Abel N, Anderies, J.M, Ryan P. Resilience, adaptability, and transformability in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, Australia. Eco and Society 2009; 14:1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-02824-140112

Molm LD, Takahashi N, Peterson G. In the eye of the beholder: Procedural justice in social exchange. Am Sociol Rev 2003; 68: 128-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3088905

Mitchelll CJ, Churchward-Venne TA, West DW, Burd NA, Breen SK, Phillips SM. Resistance exercise load does not determine training-mediated hypertrophic gains in young men. J Appl Physiol 2012; 113:71-1. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00307.2012 PMid:22518835 PMCid:PMC3404827

Leonidou LC, Talias MA, Leonidou CN. Exercised power as a driver of trust and commitment in cross-border industrial buyer-seller relationships. Indust Mark Manage 2008; 37: 92. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2007.08.006

Cook K. Charting futures for sociology: Structure and actions. Cont Sociol. 2000; 29: 685. Doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2655233

Whitty MT, Carr AN. Cyberspace romance: The psychology of online relationships. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-20856-8

Downloads

Published

2022-10-31

How to Cite

1.
Baruah A. Influence Of Digital Gaming on Relationship and Social Health. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Oct. 31 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];13(10):733-7. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/2295

Issue

Section

Review Articles