• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Internet Game Addiction among Middle School Students (Focusing on SNS Addiction Tendencies, Self-Esteem and Interpersonal Relationships)


In this study, we conducted a survey to examine the relationship among SNS addiction tendencies, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and internet game addiction in middle school students. The data were collected via structural questionnaires completed by 590 middle students located in Seoul who agreed to participate in this study. There was a statistically significant negative correlation between SNS addiction tendencies and self-esteem, and there were positive correlations among SNS addiction tendencies, interpersonal relationships, and internet gaming addiction. Also, there was a statistically significant positive correlation between interpersonal relationships and self-esteem and a negative correlation between internet gaming addiction and interpersonal relationships. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to determine the influence of internet game addiction and to identify its correlations with SNS addiction tendencies, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. Hierarchical Step 1, which controlled for general characteristics, showed that gender (p<.001) influenced IGA, and the explanatory power for explaining the internet game addiction of the control variables was found to be 16.0%. Including independent variables, Model 2 showed a significant increase in its explanatory power to explain internet game addiction (34.9%, p<.001).
Keywords: Internet Game Addiction, Interpersonal Relationship, Self-esteem, SNS Addiction Tendency


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