Impact of Adolescent Game Addiction on School Adaption: Focused on the Mediating Effects of Social-support
청소년의 게임중독성이 학교적응에 미치는 영향: 사회적 지지의 매개효과를 중심으로

Seong-Dae Lee, Dong-Moon Yeum
2013 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The purpose of this study is to find out the mediation effects of social-support for adolescents' game addiction and school adaptation. For this study, 353 middle school students in the West-Gyungsangnamdo areas were included in the analysis. Setting as covariates, a mediator and extra variables significantly correlated with the criterion variable, regression analysis, SPSS Macro and bootstrapping methods were used to assess the mediation effects of social-support for adolescents' game
more » ... and school adaptation. The results showed that adolescents highly addicted to games tended to have more difficulty in adapting to school. However, it was found that social-support (mediator) fully mediated the influence of the adolescents' game addiction (predictor) on school adaptation (criterion variable). Based on the results of the analysis, we suggest implications for social work practice to improve how game-addicted adolescents settle down in middle school through increasing social-support -the mediator -and hence bring about a decrease in game addiction among adolescents. ■ keyword :|Adolescent Aame Addiction|School Adaption|Social-support|Mediating Effects|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2013.13.08.229 fatcat:ey7xtowzrzgsdetp4lwfmbgsku