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Effects of Stress Coping Behaviors on Higher Grade Elementary School Students' Internet Game Addiction: Focused on Gender Difference (초등학교 고학년의 스트레스 대처행동이 인터넷게임중독에 미치는 영향: 성별차이를 중심으로)

  • Ju, Young-Hee;Lim, So-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean Society of School Health
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    • v.29 no.3
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    • pp.226-234
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors predicting internet game addiction in higher grade elementary schoolers according to gender. Methods: The participants were 898 elementary school students who were in 5th and 6th grade. Data were collected via a structured questionnaire from October 1 to November 20 2012 and analyzed using descriptive statistics, $x^2$ test and logistic regression with the SPSS/WIN 23.0 program. Results: The prevalence rate of internet game addiction group was 8.8% (boys 7.1%, girls 1.7%). In terms of gender difference, it was found that girls' stress coping behaviors were more passive than male students (t=-3.27, p=.001). In boys, variables that predicted internet game addiction were aggressive coping, active coping, internet gaming hours per day and academic achievements. In girls, variables that predicted internet game addiction were aggressive coping, close friends and academic achievements. Conclusion: The findings from this study indicate there is a need to develop positive stress-coping behaviors programs and prevent internet game addiction in higher grade elementary school students.

Predictors of Children's and Adolescents' Game Addiction : Impulsivity, Communication with Parents and Expectation about the Internet Games (충동성, 부모와의 의사소통 및 인터넷 게임에 대한 기대가 아동, 청소년의 게임 중독에 미치는 영향)

  • Choi Na-Ya;Han Eu-Gene
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.209-219
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effect of individual-, parents-, and game-related variables on game addiction. Totally, 1065 10 to 18-year-olds participated and completed questionnaires. Male students had more tendency to game addition than female students. No difference in the level of addiction, however, was appeared among elementary, junior-high, and high school groups, which means that many young children are already Same-addicted. More severely addicted children and adolescents showed higher level of impulsivity, more difficulties in communication with their parents, and more expectation of psychological gratification and interpersonal relationship through the internet games. The relative effects of these independent variables to game addiction were different among gender*school groups. Firstly, impulsivity was significant only in boys of elementary group. Secondly, for the junior-high group, communication with father and mother was important to boys and girls, repectively. Lastly, expected gratification from gaming itself mainly predicted high school students' game addiction, irrespective of gender. The findings of this study suggest that earlier intervention to young garners should be carried out. It is also indicated that parents' and teachers' role for guidance of the internet games would be different with children's gender and developmental stages.

The Development of the Game Addiction Remedy Program based on Scratch Programming (스크래치 프로그래밍을 활용한 게임중독 치료 프로그램의 개발)

  • Han, Seon-Kwan;Kim, Soo-Hwan;Seo, Jung-Bo
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.61-68
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    • 2010
  • In this paper, we proposed the education program using Scratch as an alternative activity for the remedy program of game addiction. We tried to find the solution through computer and game that affect the problem of game addiction. We choose the high-risk students about game addiction disposition and took a programming lesson for educational game development with consultation class. We also analysed the effectiveness of our remedy program. We found the positive results between before and after the program and we analysed that game connectivity rates were decreased during recess time. In interview and observation about students, we found that the students were changed to the positive tendency about game addiction. We expect this program will give many help for solving the problem of game addiction, if this research is applied to the regular class in elementary school.

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Analysis of Online Game Addciton with fMRI (fMRI를 이용한 온라인게임 중독 특성 분석)

  • Nam, Sang-Chun;Song, Ki-Sang
    • The Journal of Korean Association of Computer Education
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    • v.13 no.6
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    • pp.35-42
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    • 2010
  • In this paper, the characteristics of online game addiction have been analyzed using fMRI. The fMRI images are taken from six target subjects who are around 20 years old, right-handed, and undergraduate male students with online game stimulations. The images are processed using SPM5, and statistical analysis showed following characteristics. First, online game stimuli produces an activation in BA18 of brain, and the Pearson correlation coefficient between the activation intensity of BA18 area and the addiction index value is very highly as .94. Second, the Pearson correlation coefficient is .75 between addiction index of subjects and activation index of the mesencephalon. From these observations, we found that the online game stimuli were processed as visual stimuli by subjects' brain, and the subject's brain with bigger addiction index processes more actively from the online game stimuli. Also, the online game stimuli activate the mesolimbic system, and therefore these findings may contribute for comparing the mechanism between general addiction and online game addiction.

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A Proposal of Gamification Design Elements to prevent Game and Digital Addiction (게임 중독과 디지털 중독 예방을 위한 게이미피케이션 개발 요소 제언)

  • Park, Sungjin;Kim, Sangkyun
    • Journal of Korea Game Society
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.95-108
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study is to suggest ways to design gamification to improve the game and digital addiction. For the study, 782 of gmaification cases were collected and game mechanics and fun experience were analyzed by 4F process which is to design the effective gamification. To find the specific pattern, apriori algorithm, which is to find associated rules in transaction is applied to the 782 cases. According to the results, 63 of game mechanics associated rules are found. In the fun experience, 37 of associated rules are found. Based on the result, this study suggest the direction of gamification design for game and digital addiction improvement.

Development of Teacher Training Programs for Game Addiction Treatment (게임 중독 치료를 위한 교사 연수 프로그램 개발)

  • Lee, Ha-Na;Han, Seon-Kwan
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.139-148
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    • 2010
  • This study aimed to develop the teacher training programs to prevent and treat of game addiction. First, we analyzed the existing training programs concerning game addiction and searched for various strategies applicable to game addiction prevention and treatment education programs. On this ground, training programs were divided into three courses that were the prevention program for normal students, the treatment program I for students in the potential-risk group, and the treatment program II for those in the high-risk group. For the prevention program, commonalities were drawn and developed from the existing studies and training programs; and for treatment programs, game addiction clinic centers were analyzed to draw various useful strategies and contents. We also developed the details of those programs in consultation with experts. As a result of content validity about the developed teacher training program to prevent and treat of game addiction, this program was generally appropriate and acceptable. We expect that the developed programs help to treat a student who has game addiction effectively.

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Relationship of Multicultural Adolescents' Stress, Depression, Family Resilience and Internet Game Addiction (다문화청소년의 스트레스, 우울과 가족탄력성 및 인터넷게임중독의 관계에 대한 융합연구)

  • Kim, Min-Kyeong
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.205-210
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    • 2016
  • The purposes of this study were to find the correlation of variables, and to explore the mediating role of family resilience between stress, depression and internet game addiction. The subject of the survey was 204 multicultural adolescents. The data were analyzed with frequency, Pearson's correlation and structural equation modeling by SPSS and AMOS. The major findings were as follows; stress and depression were positively correlated with internet game addiction. Family resilience was negatively correlated with internet game addiction. Stress and depression influenced negatively family resilience. Family resilience influenced negatively internet game addiction. Family resilience mediated the effects of stress, depression and internet game addiction. In conclusion, it is important to intervene multicultural adolescents' internet game addiction through special education program and counseling in order to build family resilience.

Relationship between Middle School Boys' Game Addiction and Aggression: Focused on Mediation effects of Covert Narcissism (남자 중학생의 게임중독과 공격성의 관계: 내현적 자기애의 매개효과를 중심으로)

  • Lim, Jeeyoung
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.688-698
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    • 2016
  • This study examined the mediation effects of covert narcissism on the relationship between game addiction and aggression. For this study, 578 middle school boys in Chungcheong areas were included in the analysis. The results are as follows. First, correlation analyses showed that game addiction was positively correlated with covert narcissism and aggression. In addition, covert narcissism showed positive correlation with aggression. Second, step-wise regression analyses were conducted to examine the relative size that sub-factors of game addiction and covert narcissism explained aggression. It could be known that three factors of game addiction(tolerance, disregard of everyday life, damage of control) and two factors of covert narcissism(exploitation/self-centeredness, oversensitivity/vulnerability) showed significant explanatory power for aggression. Third, the Structural Equation Model was designed in which factors of game addiction and covert narcissism with significant explanatory power for aggression were included. Covert narcissism was found to partially mediate the influence of the boys' game addiction on aggression. Finally implications of this study and directions for future research were discussed.

The Influential Factors related to Internet Game Addiction among Male Middle School Students in Ulsan: Focusing on Learning Motivation, School Adjustment, Self-control, Self-esteem (일 지역 남자 중학생의 인터넷 게임중독성향의 영향 요인: 학습동기, 학교적응, 자기통제력, 자아존중감을 중심으로)

  • Koun, Nam-Suk;Lee, Ji-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korean Society of School Health
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.13-25
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: This study is a descriptive correlation study to identify how factors such as motivation to learn, school adaptation, self-control, and self-esteem influence the degree of Internet game addiction and to provide basic data for nursing interventions for male middle school students. Methods: The subjects of this study were 418 male students in lst, 2nd and 3rd grade at three middle schools located in Ulsan. Data were collected from May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 and analyzed through descriptive statistical methods, such as the t-test, ANOVA, Sheffe's test, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis, via SPSS 18.0 program. The study's structured questionnaire was composed of 25 items of 'the Motivation to Learn Scale', 41 items of 'the School Adaptation Scale', 20 items of 'the Self-Control Scale', 10 items of 'the Self-esteem Scale', and 20 items of 'the Internet Game Addiction Scale'. Results: 163 students (39.0%) belonged to the non-addiction group while 255 students (61.0%) fell into the addiction risk group. The addiction risk group showed a higher degree of addiction than ones in the non-addiction group. The addiction risk group's average scores for motivation to learn, school adaptation, self-control, and self-esteem were lower than those of the non-addiction group. The statistically significant factors (p<.05) that increase the chance of addiction were grade, family atmosphere, self-control, trading of online game items, and the amount of time playing online games. Conclusion: On the basis of the findings of this study, it is suggested that; qualitative research on the routes of addiction be conducted to find out ways to prevent and nurse addicted students; considering the fact that the average age of Internet users is getting lower and lower, a study targeting primary school students be implemented; since the influences of the variables covered in this study turned out to be relatively low, other factors, especially environmental factors, should also be investigated.

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Two Aspects of the Game Playing Effect and Attitude toward Game Regulation :Focused on Game Genre (게임 플레이 효과의 양면성과 게임 규제 태도 연구 :게임 장르를 중심으로)

  • Jung, Chang Won
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.12
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    • pp.425-439
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    • 2019
  • This study looks at the social implications of gaming disorder by considering the situation in Korea. Focusing on specificity of game genres, this study analyzed two aspects of the game playing effect-positive(cognitive needs) and negative(game addiction)-and suggested directions for game regulation policies and game addiction studies, since game playing effects are closely related to game regulatory policy. To analyze game effects and attitudes to regulations, this study performed regression analysis based on the online survey. Results show that game playing effects and attitudes toward game regulation differ based on the nature of game genres. While longer gaming increased the effect of addiction, it also increased cognitive needs. Playing roleplaying, Aeon of Strife, and strategy game genres(RAS), which are subject to game regulation, increased game addiction levels but simultaneously contributed to increased cognitive needs. While playing augmented reality genres positively affected cognitive needs, it also showed favorable attitudes to general game regulation.