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The Relationship between Computer Game Addiction and the Impulsiveness, Aggression, and Emotional Intelligence of Elementary School Students (초등학생의 컴퓨터 게임 중독과 충동성, 공격성 및 감성지능과의 관계)

  • Kim, Chung-Nam;Kwon, Yun-Hee
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.15 no.3
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    • pp.460-470
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find which variables among impulsiveness, aggression, and emotional intelligence can predict the game addiction of elementary school students best. Method: We conducted the present study during the period from April 15, 2004 through June 5, 2004. The subjects of this study were elementary school students chosen from three elementary schools in the Daejeon area. The subjects were selected randomly from 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in those schools. The number of subjects selected was 601. The measurement tools used were the general information questionnaire, computer game addiction scales, impulsiveness scales. aggression scales, and emotional intelligence scales. The data was analyzed using the SPSS statistics program. Results: The mean score of the students was 49.94 on the computer game addiction scale. 56.17 on the impulsiveness scale, 141.19 on the aggression scale, while the mean score of the students on the emotional intelligence scale was 162.78. Various factors were significantly different in the levels of computer game addiction: grade (F=7.343. p=.000). sex (t=6.352. p=.000), school record (F=4.263. p=.004), parents' computer use (F=4.097. p= .008), history of playing games (F=10.739. p=.000), frequency of playing games (F=61.254. p=.000). and number of computer game titles (F=61.673. p= .004). The computer game addiction had significant correlations with impulsiveness (r= .401. p=.000), aggression (r=.612. p=.000). and emotional intelligence (r=.536, p=.000). All three factors of impulsiveness, aggression, and emotional intelligence affected the level of game addiction. Among these factors. the aggression affected the level of addiction the most. Conclusion: These results will help the development of a systematic program for the prevention and treatment of computer game addiction by clarifying the effects of the computer game addiction upon the elementary school students' impulsiveness, aggression, and emotional intelligence.

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A Study on Impact of Game Addiction on the School Adjustment

  • Kim, Na-Ye
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.129-135
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    • 2016
  • The aim of this study is to identify whether the game addiction has an impact on their school adjustment and to verify the direct effects and moderating effects of parent-child Communication. The survey was conducted to the children who were 5th and 6th graders in Gwangju and Jeonnam. The responses from 304 subjects were analyzed. The analytic results are as the following. When verifying the impact of game addiction on their school adjustment, The game addiction was found as the key variable that has a negative impact on children's school adjustment. The results indicated that children with higher levels of game addiction more likely to have lower levels of school adjustment. The impact of parent-child Communication on their school adjustment was analyzed. The analytic results suggest that parent-child Communication has a impact on their school adjustment. In other words, higher parent-child Communication means higher school adjustment. The moderating effect of parent-child Communication was analyzed. The parent-child Communication check the moderating effect of do game addiction on their school adjustment. The Implications of these findings were discussed.

Computer Game Usage and Needs for Education on the Prevention of Computer Game Addiction among Elementary School Children (초등학교 고학년 학생의 컴퓨터 게임 사용 실태와 중독 예방 교육 요구)

  • Oh, Won-Oak
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.1-16
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    • 2005
  • Objectives: This study was conducted to identify the computer game usage of elementary school children and their needs for education on the prevention of computer game addiction. Methods: The subjects of this study were 455 elementary school children. The data were collected from an open and structured questionnaire on the subjects' computer game usage and their needs for education on the prevention of computer game addiction. Results: The boys played computer games more than the girls. There were statistical differences in the durations of the computer game use, the main locations of the computer games they played, the times of the day when they used computers, the times of the day when they played computer games, the number of times in a week they visited Internet cafes, what motivated them to play computer games, and their partners in playing computer games according to gender. From an analysis of 714 statements of the subjects with respect to their need to be educated on computer game addiction prevention, six domains and 19 themes were drawn. The six main domains identified were Definition & Status, Etiology & Process, Influences, Prevention, Diagnosis & Coping with Computer Game Addiction, and General Information on Computer Games. This study results revealed that elementary school children have to be comprehensively educated on how to prevent computer game addiction. Conclusion: A computer game addiction prevention program concerning these themes and domains must be developed. A study should also be conducted to identify the educational needs of parents of elementary school children on computer game addiction prevention.

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 Moderating Effects of Social Support for Oiettolie Propensity Adolescent in the Process of Internet Game Addiction

  • Kim, Hyo-Soon;Kim, Seo-Yeon;Park, Hwieseo
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.21 no.10
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    • pp.149-156
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of this study is to suggest some policy and theoretical implications for the youth's internet game addiction by analyzing the moderating effects of social support in the relationship of Oiettolie propensity and game addiction behaviors. For the purpose of this study, this study set a research model about the causal relationships among the study variables by reviewing previous studies and surveyed high school students for this research. The analytical results of this study are the followings. First, lack of communication and impulsivity have significant influences on Oiettolie propensity. Second, Oiettolie propensity has a significant influence on youth's game addiction. Third, social support moderates the relationship between Oiettolie propensity and youth's internet game addition. This study suggests some implications for the youth internet game addiction.

A Study on Correlation between Preference for Game Element and Game Addiction in Elementary-school Students (초등학생들의 게임요소에 대한 선호도와 게임 중독과의 상관관계 연구)

  • Shim, Jeoung-Woo;Lee, Jae-Mu
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.51-58
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study is to clarify correlation between preference for game element and game addiction in elementary-school students. In the current elementary-school students, the game addiction is reaching the serious situation. However, there are almost no research that specifically inquired into preference for game element in elementary-school students, and research that inquired into relationship between game element and game addiction. Therefore, this study aims to prevent game addiction by clarifying correlation between the addiction to game and the relevant game element. As a result of researching, the preference for game element was significantly higher in male students than in female students. And, the students of preferring a game were higher compared to the students of not preferring a game. The preference for the social desire satisfaction was higher in the lower academic achievements. The preference for the sensible desire satisfaction and for the intellectual desire satisfaction was the highest in students of preferring RTS game. And, the preference in students of preferring racing and action game was the lowest.

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The Influence of Stress of Children on Game Addiction -Focused on Moderating Effect of Family Support- (아동의 스트레스가 게임중독에 미치는 영향 -가족지지의 조절효과를 중심으로-)

  • Kim, Na-Ye
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.209-219
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    • 2015
  • The aim of this study is to identify whether the stress of children has an impact on their game addiction and to verify the moderating effect of family support. The survey was conducted to the children who were 5th and 6th graders in Gwangju and Jeonnam. The responses from 564 subjects contacted subjects were analyzed. In accordance with the verification on the impact game addiction, Children's stress has a impact on their game addiction. In other words, higer stress was related to higer game addiction. The impact family support on their game addiction was analyzed. In accordance with the results, the family support had positive impact on their game addiction. It suggested that higher family support meant lower game addiction. The moderated effect of family support was analyzed. The family support had the control effect to reduce the negative effect of stress of children in to their game addiction. Implication of the study findings is discussed.

The Study on Relief of Elementary Students' Game Addiction through the Online Game Development Project Learning (온라인 게임 개발 프로젝트 학습을 통한 초등학생들의 게임 중독 개선 연구)

  • Baek, Sung-Hyun;Kim, Soo-Hwan;Han, Seon-Kwan
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.471-478
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    • 2009
  • In this paper, we intend to relive game addiction by educating game programming for students that suffer from game addiction. We had analyzed popular games at the present day and extracted factors related to information education from game programming tool. In addition, we had designed the practical lesson plan based on the instructional design model. We had applied the game programming project to students for a year and the results were as follows. First, we verified the drop of addiction propensity by performing the examination of game addiction scale with before and after T-test. Second, according to the results of analysis based on grounded theory, it saved game time and relieved game addiction. In conclusion, this study shows that the game programming project relieved game addiction.

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A Study on Serious Game Analysis for Preventing Internet Game Addiction (인터넷 게임 중독 방지를 위한 기능성 게임 분석에 관한 연구)

  • Bae, Jae Hwan
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Computer Game
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.27-34
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    • 2017
  • Internet Addiction and Internet Gaming(Game) Addiction are two terms regularly used in our daily lives, however, their distinction is rather vague. Internet Gaming Addition refers to a psychological, emotional, and social state where one, due to increased tolerance and dependence to games and other reasons, loses control over and plays internet games excessively and compulsively, and any efforts to reduce or stop playing will be ensued by withdrawal symptoms. One means to better the problems caused by Gaming Addiction is development of a variety of Serious Games and related services. Whereas Internet games are played for entertainment, Serious Games utilize the entertainment function to further education and addition preventive measures objectives.

Development and Application of an Educational Game based on Virtues Education for Relieving Online Game Addiction of Elementary School Students (초등학생의 온라인 게임 중독 완화를 위한 덕 교육 기반 교육용 게임의 개발과 적용)

  • Han, Ji-Hye;Jun, Woo-Chun
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.589-603
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    • 2010
  • Game addiction is the one of side effects from current knowledge-based society, So it is very important to find students with game addiction and treat them as early as possible. In this paper, first of all, a measure scale is developed for diagnosing game addiction. The scale is made based on the literature reviews. Also, a game model is developed based on virtues education. The proposed model has the following characteristics. First, it can induce active participation of students. Second, it helps students find and decide a moral standard related to online game addiction for themselves. Third, students can learn a moral standard naturally through narratives related to various real-life situations. The followings are concluded after applying the proposed game to elementary school students with game addiction. First, game addiction is relieved for those students, specially for "high risk" and "potential" groups. Second, the proposed game can improve respect to others and individual responsibility.

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