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The Effects of Self-control and Construal Level on Game Addiction

게임이용자의 자기통제와 해석수준이 게임중독에 미치는 영향

  • 장예빛 (한국연구재단 한국사회과학연구) ;
  • 이혜림 (건국대학교 문화콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 김민규 (아주대학교 문화콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 정의준 (건국대학교 문화콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 유승호 (강원대학교 영상문화학과)
  • Received : 2013.03.26
  • Accepted : 2013.04.17
  • Published : 2013.04.20

Abstract

The current study examined how different level of self-constol and construal level influences game users' game addiction. Also we explored the interaction effect between the individual's self-control and construal level on game addiction. To answer the research questions, we conducted an online survey and total 918 participants were selected for the final analysis. According to the results, users with low level of self-control and low-level construal showed higher level of game addiction. In addition, we found a significant interaction effect between self-control and construal-level on game addiction. In high self-control group, game addiction level was low regardless of level of self-construal. However, in low self-control group, the level of construal-level affected game addiction. We found that construal-level played an important mediating variable. These findings suggest a noble insight for autonomous control in alleviatinggame addiction by changing one's level of self-control and self-construal.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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