Gaming Disorder Among College Students:

Impact on Social and Academic Life


  • Ahmed Shatil Alam University of Oklahoma
  • Glenn A Flansburg University of Oklahoma
  • Umer Bilal University of Oklahoma


The e-sports industry has enjoyed massive growth, ballooning to an industry valued at more than $1 billion annually. This study investigated the relationship between college students’ excessive gaming, academic performances, social self-efficacy, and time displacement following a survey of Midwestern university students. Major findings of this study include excessive gaming has negative impacts on college students’ academic performance, social self-efficacy, and time displacement.

Author Biographies

  • Glenn A Flansburg, University of Oklahoma

    Ph.D. Student

  • Umer Bilal, University of Oklahoma

    Masters Student