Original ArticlesVideo Game Addiction Among Students During COVID-19 Pandemic Based on Regulatory Focus Theory and Interpersonal CompetenceNugraha, Yudhi P. SPd, Kons*,†; Awalya, Awalya MPd, Kons*,†; Mulawarman, Mulawarman SPd, MPd, PhD*,† Author Information *Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Semarang State University, Semarang †Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence to: Yudhi P. Nugraha, SPd, Kons, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Semarang State University, Jl. Kelud Utara III, Petompon, Gajahmungkur, Semarang 50237, Indonesia (e-mail: [email protected]). Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment: December 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 242-249 doi: 10.1097/ADT.0000000000000262 Buy Metrics Abstract Video game addiction is one of the mental health problems due to the uncontrolled activities in accessing video game platforms. This study aimed to identify the tendencies of video game addiction among Senior High School students based on the aspects of Regulatory Focus Theory and interpersonal competence. It implemented a quantitative descriptive model with a 2×2 factorial design. A total of 1046 students participated in the survey. The findings revealed the increasing video game addiction cases among the students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The students with a high promotion focus and a high interpersonal competence as well as those with a low prevention focus and a low interpersonal competence tended to experience video game addiction. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.