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Research Trends in Study for the Game Addiction (게임중독에 대한 연구동향 -Pubmed를 중심으로-)

  • Jang, Young-Ju;Choe, Gang-Uk;Jung, In-Chul;Lee, Sang-Yong
    • Journal of Haehwa Medicine
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.295-302
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    • 2007
  • Objectives : To help Oriental medicine clinical studies for the game addiction treatment, this study analyzed the tendency of research into game addiction recently published in PubMed Methods : This study analyzed 13 research papers on game addictionpublished in PubMed over the past 3 years. It measured annually and for each country the number of papers published, the number of subject, the period of research, the method of study, the objective of study, and intervision, respectively and intervision, and the result of study overall Results : There were research papers concerning internet & online game, computer game, gambling, video game. The subject of study were adolescents, high school students, children, young adult. there are many reaearch papers on negative results of games. there are research papers of the mechanism or factors of game addiction. Conclusions : Recent research subject of game addiction were mostly the defect of game.

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A Study on the Effects of Daily Living Disorder and Self-Regulation Ability Disorder on Internet Game Addiction (일상생활지장과 자아조절능력지장이 인터넷게임중독에 미치는 영향에 대한 연구)

  • Ahn, Hyun-Woo;Kim, Seong-Ju
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.107-120
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    • 2020
  • Since the revision of the ICD-11 of the WHO, the level of social discourse on internet game use disorders has been increasing. However, existing studies have mixed terms and causal relationships with game use disorder or game addiction. This study was conducted with high school students aged 16 to 18, focusing on internet game addiction. As a result of the analysis, the greater the obstacles to daily life and self-regulation, the higher the risk of falling into internet game addiction. This study has a significance in reestablishing the causal relationship of Internet game addiction.

Effects of Social Game Features on Addiction through Flow (소셜 게임 특징이 몰입을 통해 중독에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Eunjung;Byun, Sanghae
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Digital Industry and Information Management
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.205-218
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that the characteristics of Protection Motivation Theory affects the addiction of social game users in Korea and then, to verify how these factors make an impact on the addiction through the immersion. The characteristics of protection motivation theory are vulnerability, severity, efficiency, and disability, and we want to study the influence of each characteristic on social game flow and the relationship leading to addiction. The results of this research can be useful for 'social game addiction prevention education'. This study was conducted to survey the users who had experienced using the social game to verify the suggested hypothesis. As the results of the survey, first of all, vulnerability appeared to have a positive effect on the flow. Secondly, severity appeared not to have a positive impact on the flow. Thirdly, efficiency turned out to affect the flow. Fourthly, disability turned out to have a positive impact upon the flow. Lastly, flow was revealed to make a positive impact on the addiction. The results of this study will help to construct the content of 'social game addiction prevention education program'.

Parent Related Factors in Internet Game Addiction among Elementary School Students (초등학생의 인터넷게임중독에 영향을 미치는 부모관련 변인)

  • Kim, Ki-Sook;Kim, Kyung-Hee
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.24-33
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the parent related factors that influence internet game addiction among elementary school students. Method: Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires and descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation and stepwise multiple regression were used to analyze the data. Data survey was conducted with 739 conveniently selected students who were in grades 4, 5, and 6 of elementary schools in Seoul or Gyung-gi province. Results: The addiction groups were classified as general user group (84.3%), potential risk group (10.0%) and high risk group (5.7%). There were significant internet game addiction differences by gender, grade, expense of internet cafe, religion, school record, place where child played, economic status, and duration and frequency of game play. The addiction was negatively correlated to parents' attachment, supervision, attitude to child nurturing, and expectations regarding school study. The most significant variables were both parents' attitude to child nurturing, and mother's supervision. These three variables explained 20.7% of internet game addiction in elementary school students. Conclusion: These findings are expected to make a contribution to the creation of ideal interventions at school, home, and counselling centers to prevent internet game addiction.

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The Mediation Model Verification of Interpersonal Skills on Impulsivity, Aggression and Game Addiction: Comparative analysis on School levels (충동성, 공격성과 게임중독의 관계에서 대인관계기술의 매개모형검증: 중고등학교급별 비교)

  • Kwon, Jae-Hwan
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.15 no.10
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    • pp.87-98
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    • 2010
  • This study was to verify a related model between among Impulsivity, Aggression, Game Addiction, and Interpersonal Skills. Aggression was selected as prerequisite variables. And Interpersonal Skills was selected as a mediated variable. Which affected Game Addiction. Covariance structure analysis were conducted to test research hypotheses. The results are summarized as follows. The path coefficients of (Impulsivity$\rightarrow$Interpersonal Skills), (Impulsivity$\rightarrow$Game Addiction), (Aggression$\rightarrow$Skills), (Aggression$\rightarrow$Game Addiction), (Interpersonal Skills$\rightarrow$Game Addiction) were all significant. Second, it was proved that Impulsivity and Aggression played as inducting factors to their Game Addiction tendencies, and perceived Interpersonal Skills played as inhibiting factors which leads to decrease their Game Addiction tendencies. Third, the mediator effect of perceived Interpersonal Skills in the relation between Impulsivity, Aggression and Game Addiction was significant. Fourth, divided in school levels by and the result which analyzes, the middle school students interpersonal skills did not affect in game addiction. So there was not also a mediating effect. The high student the interpersonal skills which listens influences in game addiction. And mediating effect of interpersonal skills was. Therefore for the prevention and a treatment of game addiction the method to raise a interpersonal skills will be effective in the high students.

Related Factors on Computer Game Addiction, Health Perception and Health Promoting Behaviors in Elementary School Students (초등학생 컴퓨터 게임중독, 건강지각 및 건강증진 행동 관련요인 분석)

  • Jang, Young-Nam;Lee, Moo-Sik;Hong, Jee-Young;Hwang, Hae-Jung
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.26 no.3
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    • pp.63-74
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    • 2009
  • This study was aimed to assess the degree of addiction on computer games and find factors related to game addiction, health perception and health promoting behavior in elementary school students. A study subjects were 814 students in 5th and 6th grades at 4 elementary schools in a city and a county. The items in questionnaire was consisted of general characteristics, circumstances and habits related to utilization of computer and internet game playing, and degree of addiction, health perception and health promoting behavior. We analyzed data using chi-square test, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. In multiple regression analysis, addictiveness on internet game was significantly related to type of computer utilization, frequency and duration of internet game playing, gender, after-school activities, grade points, economical status, and location of computer in a house. Health perception was significantly related to addiction points, gender, residential area, and grade points. And health promoting behavior was significantly related to addiction points, grade level, grade points, and health perception points. Since health promoting behaviors of children in elementary school are in the way of making, their degree of addiction to computer games can greatly influence their attitude towards health and their future life pattern as adults. Therefore an educational prevention program including counselling on game addiction should be devised. And researches will be needed for developing the Korean standard for measuring degree of addiction and a prevention program for peer group's game addiction.

Developing Internet Game Addiction Scale for Children (아동용 인터넷 게임 중독 척도 개발)

  • Kim, Seung Ok;Kim, Hye Soo;Lee, Kyung Ok
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.28 no.6
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    • pp.37-52
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    • 2007
  • This study was planned to develop an Internet Game Addiction Scale for 9- to 12-year-old Korean children. Based on literature review and analysis of counseling cases, the concept of the internet game addiction was defined. Items of the scale were developed and then the content validity of the scale was examined by 20 professionals. Then a preliminary survey of 188 3rd to 6th grade students was made, and the main survey of 699 3rd to 6th grade students throughout Korea. The main results are as follows; [I] Internet Game Addiction Scale consists of 3 factors with 20 items : game-oriented life(6 items), tolerance & mastery loss(7 items), and withdrawal & emotional experience(7 items); [II] appropriateness of item mean and standard deviation was proved, a 3-factor structure confirmed through factorial analysis and cross validation; [III] appropriateness of the scale confirmed through criterion validity and reliability.

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Differences in Empowerment and Internet Game Addiction among Korean University Students Focusing on Korean and Chinese Students (한국 대학생과 중국 유학생의 임파워먼트와 인터넷게임중독 차이)

  • Joo, Ae Ran;Kim, Mi Rang
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.53-62
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the empowerment and internet game addiction in Korean university students, focusing on Korean and Chinese students. Method: For this study, 366 students were selected from the J province by using convenience sampling. The data were collected from August 1 to October 10, 2012, and analyzed by using the SPSS/WIN 15.0. Result: Internet game addiction and general characteristics showed significant differences when classified according to nationality, gender, age, major leisure, perceived health status, and smoking status. The Korean students had a mean empowerment score of 98.4. The Chinese students had a mean internet game addiction score of 58.6. Nationality, gender, and empowerment were identified as the variables influencing internet game addiction. Conclusion: This study suggested that we should develop programs to increase empowerment, quit smoking, and decrease internet game addiction for Korean university students.

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Computer-game Activities, Addiction and Aggression of Middle School Boys (남자청소년의 컴퓨터 게임이용과 게임 중독성 및 공격성)

  • Jung, Yu-Jung;Lee, Sook
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.39 no.8
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    • pp.67-80
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this research was to find the relationships between use of computer games, computer game addiction and middle school boy's aggression. The subjects were 511 boys of 2 middle schools in Kwang-ju, Korea. The method was self-reporting questionnaire. For data analysis, frequency distribution, percentage, Cronbach's u coefficient were estimated. ANOVA, Duncan test, Pearson's coefficient, and multiple regression analysis were used. The major findings of the research are as follows ; First, most boys(91.4%) play computer game more than once in a week. And have over 2 years computer game experience. Second, computer game addiction score and aggression score, in general, tend to be below the mean scores. Third, boys who play computer game activities of high frequency, start play computer game at earner age, spent playing longer times of computer game, and like more on-line game were addicted to the computer game more than who don't. And boys who spent playing long times on computer game were more aggressive than who don't. Fourth, the influencies of computer game activities variables on aggression were not found significantly. But the influencies of computer game addiction were found significantly.'Negative sentiment $.$ sociality' was the most influencial variable on aggression. The influncies of 'Distortion of the reality'and 'Lost of self-control' was followed.

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