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

Jeeyoung Lim
2016 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
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
more » ... 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. ■ keyword :|Game Addiction|Covert Narcissism|Aggression|Middle School Boys|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2016.16.01.688 fatcat:es5dwi7ddfeb3j6cwgr4vl3stu