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The Relationship Between Addiction to Online Games and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in College Students (대학생의 온라인게임 중독과 수근관증후군과의 상관성)

  • Park, So-Yeon;Lim, Woo-Teak;Kim, Yu-Jung;Lee, Sung-Woong;Yi, Chung-Hwi
    • Physical Therapy Korea
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.61-69
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    • 2009
  • The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between addiction to online games and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in college students. A total of 377 (205 male and 172 female) college students completed an online game addiction scale, a Symptom Severity Scale (SSS), and a Function Status Scale (FSS) for CTS. It was found that five (1.3%) students were diagnosed with an online game addiction, 74 (19.6%) students were diagnosed with a pre-addiction to online games, and 298 (79.0%) students were diagnosed as being average users. The pre-addiction group had significantly higher scores on the SSS than did the average user group (p<.05). The average user group scored significantly lower than did the online game addiction group (p<.05). Symptoms of wrist pain and hand numbness in the daytime were common in the addiction group. There were statistically significant but poor positive relationships between the online game addiction scale and the SSS (r=.312, p<.01), and between the online game addiction scale and the FSS (r=.149, p<.01). The information about online game addiction and CTS identified in this study could contribute to the prevention of online game addiction and CTS in college students.

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A Study on the Curriculum Development for Professional Counselors who Engaged in Juveniles' Addiction to Computer Game (온라인 게임 과몰입 전문상담사 교육과정개발에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Hyung-Sup;Rhee, Dae-Woong
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.31-41
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    • 2008
  • Approximately 95.6% of Korean young people use internet and 82.5% among them experienced online games. 47% of internet users is aim to access online games. Even more 10.6% of students suffer from online game addiction. Even though they are aware of online game addiction problem, most of students and their parents is unable to receive proper help from counselors by lack of professional counselors for game addiction. Moreover, most of the on-site counselors for game addiction needs professional training courses and want to participates in that courses. To solve the problem, this paper found out the needs of them through the survey of students, parents, and on-site counselor's needs and will propose new training curriculum for professional counselors. The results of this study would be available to train professionals for game addiction counseling and could help students who suffer from game addiction. Ultimately korean young people will play online games healthy.

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An Ethnographic Study on Cyber-Delinquency among Adolescents (게임방 청소년의 사이버일탈 과정에 관한 문화기술적 연구)

  • Sung, Yun Sook;Lee, So Hee
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.24 no.3
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    • pp.109-134
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    • 2003
  • Playing online games is popular among adolescents and may contribute to such social issues as game addiction and cyber-delinquency. The present study conducted an ethnographic analysis that addressed basic descriptive questions around the social significance of online games. The main findings were that peer pressure plays an important role; that is, adolescents play the games to fulfill their need to occupy higher levels of cyber-status among game players and build special relationships. They like to make money and buy what they want with money earned from game item deals. Game scenarios and mechanisms play an important role in game addiction. Adolescents sometimes exhibit social delinquency in cyberspace or the real world. Thus, adolescents' needs, game addiction and cyber-delinquency are intertwined.

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Effects of online game addiction on impulsive crime through Self-control (온라인 게임 중독 특성이 자아통제를 통해 충동성 범죄에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Jiyeop;Kwon, Dosoon
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Digital Industry and Information Management
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.135-145
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    • 2017
  • Distribution of online media sharply accelerated in the modern society, leading to robust increase in the time where individuals spend their leisure time on the Internet. One of the most popular entertainments among this is the video game industry, which gradually came to possess the characteristics like violence, cruelty, gambling, and sexuality, in order to gain attention. This study aims to investigate the addiction characteristics of users of domestic online games and to verify the causal relationship of these factors on the factors that affect impulsive crimes through Self-control. For practical verification of this study, survey was conducted for students of W High School in Incheon. This study is meaningful in that it prepared a theoretical foundation in the process of inferring criminal intent for impulsive crimes based on the effects of online games on impulsiveness, aggression, and addiction. It is also significant in that it presented a new mechanism that ego control, which occurred in the process of presenting a new variable of negative effect of online game on the criminal intent of impulsive crime, affects impulsive crime.

Online Games and Cyber Delinquency among Adolescents (청소년의 온라인 게임과 사이버 일탈에 관한 연구)

  • 성윤숙
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.37-57
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    • 2004
  • Online games are very popular among adolescents in Korea. They sometimes lead to cyber delinquency. An ethnographic analysis was conducted in this study to address the social significance of online games. The results showed that the adolescents who were addicted to or indulged in the games were likely to commit delinquency online and/or offline. Delinquency in an information society is typically individualistic, whereas deviant behaviors in an industrial society are more social and collective, such as group violence. Parenting style, student-teacher relationship, peer pressure, game environment, and recreational facilities for the adolescents were intertwined with such adolescent delinquency. Finally, some implications of the online games from the perspective of social welfare practice were discussed to prevent online game indulgence and addiction and adolescent delinquency.

The Effect of Psychological Temptation, Site Quality and Sense of Community upon Online Game (심리적 유인과 사이트 품질, 공동체의식이 온라인게임에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Sang-Chul;Kim, Nam-Hee;Moon, Jae-Young;Suh, Young-Ho
    • Asia pacific journal of information systems
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.207-227
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    • 2003
  • The purpose of this research is to identify if psychological temptation, site quality and sense of community influence user's flow and addiction and to identify causalities among flow, addiction, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in online industry. Many previous researches in the area of online games have been carried out about addiction by psychologist and about the development of related technologies by scientists. There are only a few studies about the customer satisfaction from the online business perspective. However, this research is different from the previous ones in the sense that both flow and addiction are considered in the study of the relationship between customer satisfaction/loyalty and flow/addiction in the area of online industry. The empirical results of high-order factor analysis indicate that six independent variables such as design, information, feedback, impulsiveness and motivation have converge three second-order variables such psychological temptation, site quality and sense of community. Consequently, site quality and sense of community have impacts on the flow, while on the other hand, psychological temptation has impacts on the addiction. Conclusively, customer satisfaction and loyalty are positively related not with the addiction but with the flow. Besides, customer loyalty is significantly influenced by the flow and the customer satisfaction. This indicates that companies in the online game industry have to develop a strategy for the flow which is more socially and ethically allowable than the addiction.

Relations of Internet Game Intoxication and the Personality of Elementary Students in Geoje City (초등학생의 인터넷 게임 중독 실태와 인성과의 관계 -거제시를 중심으로-)

  • Kang, Soon-Ho;Lee, Jae-Inn
    • 한국정보교육학회:학술대회논문집
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    • pp.75-82
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    • 2011
  • Addiction to online games has been causing many problems for elementary school students such as school life, humanity, scholarship and physique. Considering the increase in children being addicted to internet games, there are growing needs for attention and countermeasures toward the children. Nevertheless, it leaves something to be desired. Especially, studies and counterplans for the children who live in the metropolitan are not suited with the circumstances of each regional child. Therefore, it's necessary to work out new research by regional student groups. That is why this study understands fundamental facts about the usage of the internet of elementary school students living in Geoje, Gyeongnam and figures out the effects of online game addiction on the formation of character. Also, it suggests the right direction of internet use to parents and teachers, as rousing the public interest about computer game addiction.

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How Game Addiction Rates and Related Psychosocial Risk Factors Change Within 2-Years: A Follow-Up Study

  • Baysak, Erkan;Yertutanol, Fatma Duygu Kaya;Dalgar, Ilker;Candansayar, Selcuk
    • Psychiatry investigation
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    • v.15 no.10
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    • pp.984-990
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    • 2018
  • Objective Prospective data of risky online gamers in Turkey is missing. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the change in gaming behaviors and addiction rates of Travian players within two years to search diagnostic stability of internet gaming disorder and some psychosocial risk factors. Methods 110 responders completed the whole questionnaire package including 21-item Game Addiction Scale (GAS), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SLS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and Multi-dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). A hierarchical linear modeling approach was followed to test the linear change in game addiction scores of the participants from 2013 to 2015. Results GAS scores of gamers significantly decreased within two years (p=0.026). MSPSS scores significantly and negatively associated with GAS scores (p<0.001) and the negative association of time remained significant (p=0.035). Decrement in the MSPSS scores in two years was associated with increment in GAS scores. 9 (90%) of 10 participants with internet gaming disorder according to monothetic format and 26 (52%) of 50 participants with internet gaming disorder according to polythetic format were found to not to meet the diagnosis in the follow-up. 33 out of all participants reported that they were not playing any online games for at least last 6 months. Conclusion Social support seems to be a protective factor for game addiction and diagnosis of internet gaming disorder has low temporal stability among Travian players in Turkey.

Strategy of Market Penetration in Japanese Internet Market: Comparing Online Game Loyalty between Korea and Japan with MSEM (한국 기업의 일본 인터넷 시장 진출 전략: 멀티그룹 구조분석(MSEM)을 이용한 한국과 일본의 온라인 게임 충성도 비교를 중심으로)

  • 김남희;이상철;서영호
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Quality Management
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    • v.31 no.1
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    • pp.21-41
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    • 2003
  • The purpose of this research is to identify if psychological temptation, site quality and sense of community influence user's flow and addiction and if causalities among flow, addiction, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty are different between Korean and Japanese online games. To perform our research, we use MCSF(Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis) and MSEM(Multi-group Structural Equation Model). The empirical results of SEM(Structural Equation Model) including high-order factor analysis indicate that all of paths in our model are the same for both countries. Therefore, site quality and sense of community have impacts on the flow, while on the other hand, psychological temptation has impacts on the addiction. Customer satisfaction and loyalty are positively related not with the addiction but with the flow. In addition, customer loyalty is significantly influenced by the flow and the customer satisfaction. In Conclusion, the empirical results of MSEM(Multi-group Structural Equation Model) indicate sense of community to flow, flow to loyalty and customer satisfaction to loyalty are different between Korea and Japan. This indicates that companies to penetrate into Japa online game industry should have a concern with Japanese Social and Cultural features and to develop strategies which correspond with Japanese culture.

Internet Addiction and Life Satisfaction of Chinese Students in Korea (중국 유학생의 유학생활 만족도와 인터넷 중독에 관한 연구)

  • Fu, Wen Wen;Kim, Min Jeong
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.557-569
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    • 2014
  • As the number of Chinese students in Korea has significantly increased, the problems of students' life and academic achievement has appeared obviously. Utilizing an analysis on the relationship between the life satisfaction of Chinese students in Korea and the degree of internet addiction, the purposes of this research are to improve the quality of Chinese students' life and to contribute to the growth of Chinese students in Korea. A questionnaire-type survey was conducted on 350 Chinese college students in Daegu. The results of this study are as follows: First, the used time on internet games, chat and on-line TV differs from gender, the duration of internet games and their academic performance. Second, there are significant differences by gender, Korean ability, and academic performance in the life satisfaction of Chinese students in Korea. Third, Chinese college students in Korea are more addicted in the internet than Korean or Chinese college students at their own country. Fourth, the longer playing online game, the longer watching online TV, the less communicating with the Koreans, and the less satisfying with non -study related activities, the more Chinese college students of studying in Korea are addicted in the internet.