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Effects of Group Art Therapy on the Aggression and Emotional Regulation Ability of Elementary School Students Over-Immersed in Internet Games (집단미술치료가 인터넷게임과몰입 초등학생의 공격성과 정서조절능력에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Geon-uk;Lee, Hyun-mi;Shin, Ji-hyun
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.16 no.9
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    • pp.769-778
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of group art therapy on the aggression and emotional regulation ability of elementary school students over-immersed in Internet games. The subjects include 16 elementary school children from H Local Children's Center in S City and G Local Children's Center in Y City. They were allocated to the experiment and control group each of which consisted of eight. Total 12 sessions of Group art therapy were administered to the experiment group twice per week from January 4 to February 15, 2016. Employed in the study were the Internet game addiction, aggression, and emotional regulation inventories. Collected data were treated with repeated measures ANOVA for differences according to the implementation time and group. The findings show that group art therapy had positive effects for mitigating the aggression of elementary school students over-immersed in Internet games and increasing their emotional regulation ability and that those effects lasted. Those findings indicate that group art therapy is effective for alleviating the aggression of elementary school children over-immersed in Internet games and improving their emotional regulation ability. Finally, based on the reuslt of this study, the development and future direction of this program for prevention and treatment of elementary school students over-immersed in Internet games is suggested.