Loneliness and Game Addiction in the Early Adolescence: A Four-Year Panel Study

초기 청소년의 외로움과 게임중독의 종단적 관계: 게임이용자 패널 데이터의 자기회귀 교차지연 효과 분석

  • 진보래 (중부대학교 문화콘텐츠학부 신문방송학 전공)
  • Received : 2019.02.22
  • Accepted : 2019.04.03
  • Published : 2019.05.28


Previous studies have shown the significant association between loneliness and game addiction. To determine the causal relationship between them, the present study utilized a series of autoregressive cross-lagged models to early adolescent panel data (N = 346) from KOCCA's Game User Panel Research. Results indicated that loneliness and game addiction, respectively, had relatively strong and stable autoregressive effects across four time points. Also, game addiction at a prior time increased loneliness at a later time, but loneliness was not significantly related to game addiction later in time. These results suggest that game addiction may cause loneliness, not the vice versa.


Adolescence;Game Addiction;Loneliness;Panel Study;Autoregressive Cross-lagged Model

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그림 1. 외로움과 게임중독의 종단적 상호관계

표 1. 외로움과 게임중독의 평균, 표준편차, 상관관계

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표 2. 자기회귀 교차지연 모형의 동일성 검증

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표 3. 최종모형의 경로계수 추정치

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Supported by : 한국언론학회, 콘텐츠진흥원, 건국대학교


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