- Volume 6 Issue 2
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The Influence of Stress on Game Addiction in University Students: Moderating Effect of Human Relation Skills
대학생의 일상생활 스트레스가 게임중독에 미치는 영향: 대인관계 기술의 조절효과
- Received : 2016.02.17
- Accepted : 2016.04.15
- Published : 2016.04.30
This study examined the influence of university students' stress in their daily lives on game addiction, and investigated whether the human relation skills has a moderating effect on their daily life stress. For this study, surveys of 222 university students were collected and analyzed with SPSS 18.0 program. The results of this study are as follows: First, the participants displayed lower human relation skills as the level of stress from the studies increased. In contrast, the participants displayed higher human relation skills as the level of stress from future plans and family relations increased. Second, as the level of game addiction increased, human relation skills were found to be lower. Third, the university students' stress from daily lives had a static effect on game addiction. The participants displayed tendency of game addiction as they had high levels of stress from their studies, financial issues, future plans, values, family relations, and human relations with people apart from their family. Among the listed factors of stress, the stress from the studies most strongly influenced the participants to be addicted to games. Fourth, among the sub-factors of stress in the university students, issues in future plans and family relations significantly control the game addiction. Studies on this area has been insufficient. From the study, it is found that in order to prevent university students to be addicted to games, they must cope well with their stress. Furthermore, this study carries its significance in finding the results that human relation skills contribute as a part of dealing with stress.
Stress for University Students;Game Addictions;Human Relation Skills
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