Mobile Game Addiction and Social Interaction Anxiety of Malaysian Youth


  • Mohamad Noorman Masrek Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Malaysia
  • Waqas Ahmed UniKL Business School, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Abdurrahman Jalil Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Fazli Baharuddin Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Malaysia



Mobile Addiction, Social Anxiety, Youth


With individuals of all ages confined to their homes for extended periods of time, the pandemic laid the groundwork for an upsurge in online mobile gaming addiction and risky internet usage. According to research, those who are hooked to online gaming are more likely to experience social interaction anxiety. This research is an additional attempt to confirm prior findings in the context of Malaysian youth. The data was acquired via an online questionnaire as part of the survey research procedure. The respondents were reached through convenient sampling, and the 377 replies provided more evidence on the association between gaming addiction and social interaction anxiety.


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How to Cite

Masrek , M. N., Ahmed , W., Jalil , A., & Baharuddin, M. F. (2022). Mobile Game Addiction and Social Interaction Anxiety of Malaysian Youth. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(SI10), 3–8.

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