Weekday Internet Game Times and Domestic Factors of Middle & High School Students
Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
중고등학생의 평일 인터넷 게임시간과 가정환경 요인
Most middle and high school students in Korea use internet for gaming and recreation. This study aimed to classify middle and high school students according to amount of time they spend playing games and analyze relationship domestic factors. Weekday game times and environmental factors of the adolescents in Korea. The group with average game time of 30 min, 0:30-1:30 hours, 1:30-3:00 hours, over 4:00 hours. Subjects in this study were 6,487 middle and high school students. For the category
... or the category "thoughts about game characters", the group with average game time of 1:30~3:00 hours replied "not at all" but the group with average game time of over 4:00 hours replied "sometimes", which was significantly different from the previous group. Similarly, for the category "lack of time for homework", the group with average game time of 1:30~3:00 hours replied "not at all", which significantly differed from the "sometimes" response from the group with average game time. For satisfaction with interest, "average" was the most frequent response from all the groups. Analyzing correlation of factors influencing game addiction in subjects with game time showed that factors related to game addiction diagnosis and academic performance were especially different in the group with average game time of over 4:00 hours compared to other groups. Nowadays internet has taken a large and significant part of our life such that a life without internet is hard to imagine, and our dependency on internet has risen at the same time. Accordingly, education on appropriate utilization and correct usage of internet to youths who lack self-control and judgment is very needed.