Efficacy of Acceptance and Cognitive Restructuring Intervention Program (ACRIP) on the Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents

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Authors:
Georgekutty Kuriala Kochuchakkalackal, the Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, & College of Medicine, Emilio Aguinaldo College, the Philippines
Marc Eric S. Reyes, College of Sciences, and the Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, the Philippines
Email: frgeorgekuttymcbs@gmail.com
Published: January 31, 2020
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.5.2.05

Citation: Maree, S. (2019). Efficacy of Acceptance and Cognitive Restructuring Intervention Program (ACRIP) on the Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.5.2.05


Abstract

This study examined the efficacy of the Acceptance and Cognitive Restructuring Intervention Program (ACRIP) in reducing the symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) and improving the psychological well-being of adolescents. The ACRIP is an eight-module intervention program carried out over a four-week period. Its efficacy was tested using “randomized controlled trial” of two groups consisting of 40 adolescents. Twenty adolescents were each assigned for experimental study and under a controlled environment. Internet Gaming Disorder and Ryff’s Psychological well-being scales were used to measure the severity of the gaming disorder and the present state of one’s psychological health respectively. Paired t-test and MANOVA were used for data analyses and Cohen’s d test measured the extent of the effect of the program. Results of paired t-test and MANOVA showed statistically significant effects and thus suggest that ACRIP is an efficacious remedy in reducing and relieving the symptoms of IGD and enhancing the psychological well-being of adolescents.

Keywords

internet gaming disorder, compulsive internet gaming, psychological well-being, mental health, cognitive restructuring