This section includes ongoing projects that focuses on GTP or involves examination of GTP.

Validation of scales for assessing the effects of gaming in Spanish

spain, Norway: Unv.Barcelona & UIB

Jaume Boned Garau

A group of researchers from the University of Barcelona is investigating the effects of playing video games. They are working on validating various scales to measure the impact of gaming on. As part of this project, they will validate the short version of the GTP scale (GTP5-SF) in Spanish and examine the correlation between GTP, immersion, and gaming disorder. Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari is collaborating on this research initiative.The team from UB includes Prof. Georgina Guilera, Dr Laura Maldonado-Murciano, Prof. Juana Gomez-Benito, Prof. Maite Barrios Cerrejón, Jaume Boned Garau, and Adrià Gabarnet.

Dr Laura Maldonado-Murciano, together with Dr Georgina Aguilera, presented preliminary data on the GTP5-SF validation at the European Congress of Methodology (EAM 2023) in Ghent, Belgium.

Read about the preliminary results.

Loot boxes, problematic gaming and gambling, emotion regulation & GTP

Spain, Norway, USA: Unv.Burgos, UIB & Houston

Dr Covadonga Gonzalez-Nuevo Vazquez
Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr Covadonga Gonzalez-Nuevo Vazquez from the University of Burgos and Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari from the University of Bergen, in collaboration with Prof. James H. Bray from the University of Houston, are working on understanding the profiles of players who play video games with loot boxes.

Validation of the Multidimensional Scale of GTP in Spanish

spain, Norway: Unv.Barcelona & UIB

Beatriz Mislata Becerra conduct the validation of the MDGTPS as part of her Master project at Univeristy of Barcelona supervised by Dr Olatz Lopez Fernandez, in collaboration with Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari.

Validation of the GTP scale in Chinese

CHINA: Guangdong University

Dr Chaoguang Wang

Dr Chaoguang Wang at Guangdong University of Finance & Economics, China, in collaboration with Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari has validated the Chinese version of the GTP scale with 20 items among 625 Chinese video game players. Results showed that the Game Transfer Phenomena Scale has good validity among Chinese video game players and can effectively assess GTP in this population.

The indirect effect of immersion on gaming motivation, negative emotional states, self-control and GTP

Poland, Norway & UK

Dr Andrzej Cudo
Professor Mark D. Griffiths
Professor Mark D. Griffiths

Dr Andrzej Cudo, Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari & Professor Mark D. Griffiths have conducted a study to investigate the role of immersion as a mediator in the relationship between gaming motives, frequency of gaming in different game genres, self-control, emotional state, and GTP among female and male gamers. 

Validation of the short version of the GTP scale in Norwegian


Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari
Professor Åge Røssing Diseth

Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari in collaboration with Prof. Åge Diseth, Andre Styverts and Prof. Ståle Pallesen conducted a study to examine GTP experienced when playing mobile games and validate a short version of the GTP scale (GTP5-SF). 

Covid-19 pandemic and video game playing

Norway: university of bergen

Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari conducted various studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Can playing video games help to cope with the life stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Can we take advantage of natural sensory and mental phenomena associated with video game playing?
  • How common were sensory and cognitive intrusions with media and without media content during the pandemic among video game players?
  • What factors are associated with the different intrusions experienced by video game players?

 Read about the results of the first study.

Download the study on coping with stressors.

The relationship between multi-sensory experiences & media

The United Kingdom, norway

Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper
Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr Emma Palmer-Cooper at the University of Southampton and Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari at the University of Bergen are collaborating to examine the relationship between sensory experiences and the exposure to passive media (watching videos of ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response) and interactive media (playing video games and Game Transfer Phenomena). 

Esports & Game Transfer Phenomena

NORWAY, SWEDEN: University of bergen

Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari
Professor Barbara Wasson
Daniel Ostnes
Professor Åge Røssing Diseth

Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari is conducting the project eSportNS at the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE) at the University of Bergen in Norway, in collaboration with Professor Barbara Wasson, Daniel Ostnes and Professor Åge Røssing Diseth. It consists of a longitudinal study that follows esports students at Nordic schools to understand the impact of esports education on well-being and examining GTP on esports gamers.

The esport education platform provider Learn2Esport has joined the esports in Nordic Schools (esportsNS) project. With the collaboration of Learn2Esport we will expand the horizon of the project and combine self-report data with data analytics to better understand the play behaviours and practices of esport students. 

Neurophysiological examination of Game Transfer Phenomena​


Julio C. Llamas Alonso
Dr George Georgiou

Dr Angelica B, Ortiz de Gortari is supervising Julio Llamas Alonso for his PhD in collaboration with Professor Lia Kvavilashvili and Dr George Georgiou at the Department of Psychology and Sports Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. Julio will investigate the neurophysiological and cognitive mechanisms of Game Transfer Phenomena. Participate, a study is going on!

Game Transfer Phenomena, cognitive underpinnings & Gaming Disorder

Norway, Belgium & the United Kingdom

Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari
Dr Maria Panagiotidi

Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari and Dr Maria Panagiotidi at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom are investigating the relationship between GTP and cognitive control, attention, impulses and Gaming Disorder through a series of online experiments. 

Other validation of the GTP scale

Italy, Polish & THE Philippines

  • Dr Nadia Barberis at the University of Messina is working on validating the GTP Scale in Italian.
  • Jan Patrick Gutierrez and Dr Homer J. Yabut at the De La Salle University are working on a validation of the GTP scale with a Filipino sample.

Read about the results on the validaiton in Polis