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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, spec iss 2 p59-65 Jul 2015

The aim of this study is to compare the online game addiction in high school students with the habitual computer use and online gaming. The sample selected through the criterion sampling method, consists of 61.8% (n = 81) female, 38.2% (n = 50) male, 131 high school students. The "Online Game Addiction Scale" developed by Kaya and Basol (2013) and the biographic-demographic information form developed by the researcher were utilized as data collection instruments. The percentage documentation average, independent sample T-test, one-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis were used for data analysis in this study. The result of this study showed that there was a statistically significant difference between the online game addiction and the habitual computer use. It was found out that there was a statistical significant difference between the amount of experience in the use of computer and online game addiction. The difference between the online game addiction and the amount of time spent per day on online gaming was found to be significantly different in terms of statistics according to data in the Troubles, Success and Economic Profit subscale of the online game addiction. [This paper was presented at the International New Horizons in Education (INTE) Conference (6th, Barcelona, Spain, 2015).]

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Video Games, Addictive Behavior, Computer Games, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Student Behavior, Time, Scores, Economic Factors, Statistical Significance

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Author: Müezzin, Emre

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2753&id=EJ1124396



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