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Research Model for Internet Shopping Addictive Buying on Fashion Products: Mediating Effect of Internet Addiction (인터넷 쇼핑 중독구매에 관한 연구모형: 인터넷 중독의 매개효과를 중심으로)

  • Lee Seung-Hee;Jung Jin Won
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.29 no.1
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    • pp.167-176
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study were to examine the relationship with respect to internet addiction and internet shopping addiction among internet fashion shoppers, and to find if internet addiction had mediating effects on internet shopping addictive buying. 550 females and males who had purchased fashion goods were used for the survey. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Amos 5.0 were used. As the results, approximately $32.7\%\;and\;3.82\%$ of subjects were revealed as light internet addictive shoppers and heavy internet addictive shoppers. Also, $14.0\%$ of the internet shoppers in this study were found to have internet shopping addictive tendencies. Psychological factors such as self-esteem, impulsiveness, materialism, and compensatory buying were directly related to internet shopping addiction as well as to internet addiction. Internet-related factors such as flow, skill and usage time also were directly related to internet addiction, but not to internet shopping addictive buying. That is, internet addiction had a mediator effect between psychological factors and internet shopping addictive buying. Also, internet shopping variables such as buying frequency and shopping mall visit frequency were related to internet shopping addiction. Finally, internet addiction was directly related to internet shopping addiction. Based on these results, fashion marketing strategies and implications regarding internet shopping addiction were suggested.

Internet Addiction, Social Support and Psychological Factors in Adolescents (청소년의 인터넷중독과 사회적 지지 및 심리적 영향요인)

  • Chung Hae-Kyung;Kim Kyung-Hee
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.10 no.4
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    • pp.406-412
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: This study was done to identify the level of Internet addiction among adolescents, and to examine factors affecting Internet addiction in adolescents. Method: The participants in were 475 high school students. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis to examine the factors affecting Internet addiction in adolescents. Result: The overall Internet addiction scale score was 63.83(±20.48). The differences of Internet addiction according to student characteristics were found to be significant for sex and grade. The level of Internet addiction was positively related to the level of impulsiveness and depression. The level of Internet addiction was negatively related to the level of social support. Factors such as impulsiveness and social support were examined as significant factors predicting Internet addiction in adolescents. Conclusion: Based upon these findings, factors affecting Internet addiction in adolescents include impulsiveness and social support. The findings provide further justification for interventions targeting key factors that influence Internet addiction in adolescents in addition to providing adolescents with necessary communication, negotiation and other life skills.

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Educational Needs for Internet Addiction in Middle School Students of Korea (중학교 청소년의 인터넷 중독 관련 교육 요구)

  • Oh Won-Oak
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.48-58
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: Internet addiction is a newly recognized problem in the adolescents. The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the educational needs for Internet addiction in middle school students of Korea. Method: The subjects of this study were 450 middle school students. The data were collected from open and structured questionnaire about the educational needs for Internet addiction. Result: As a result of content analysis of educational needs for Internet addiction, 9 domains and 19 themes were categorized from 542 statements. 9 Domains are : Definition, Etiology, Status, Process, Diagnosis, Influence, Coping and Prevention of Internet Addiction and General Information of Internet Use. These results were revealed that middle school students had comprehensive education needs for Internet Addiction. Also, there were the difference of need contents and frequency between school boy and girl students. Most of students had high educational needs for Internet addiction based on school health care program. Conclusion: It would be necessary to develop on Internet addiction prevention program for adolescents concerning these findings. In the future, there should be study to identify the psychological characteristics of adolescent associated with Internet addiction.

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem on Internet and Smart Phone Addiction, Sports Activities, and Reading of Youth

  • Kwon, Mee Rhan
    • International Journal of Internet, Broadcasting and Communication
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.35-41
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    • 2017
  • In the rapid industrialization and civilization, the material and the life have been enriched, but smart phone and the Internet are spreading and the spirit of Korean modern people is falling into addiction without knowing themselves. In particular, according to the recent Internet addiction reported by the National Statistical Office, "the Internet addiction rate in 2014 is the highest among adolescents to 19 years old." This study empirically analyzed whether internet addiction, smart phone addiction, sports activities and reading affect adolescents' emotional intelligence and self-esteem. Regression analysis showed that internet addiction, smart phone addiction and sports activities affected emotional intelligence and reading did not affect. Also, internet addiction, smart phone addiction and sports activities were found to affect self-esteem and reading did not affect. Reading and emotional intelligence, reading and self-esteem seem to require further study in the future.

The Characteristics of Internet Addiction Subtypes and the Effects of Internet Addiction in College Students (대학생의 인터넷중독유형에 따른 특성과 인터넷중독의 영향)

  • 이현아
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.42 no.3
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    • pp.27-49
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    • 2004
  • The abuse of the internet creates the problem of ′Internet Addiction′ in the lives of college students. The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics and effects of ′Internet Addiction′ in college students. Data was gathered by in-depth interviews with 13 college students who use the internet addictively. The internet addictive group was divided into three subtypes:internet game addicts, personal relation addicts and majors in computer science. There were many characteristic differences among the internet addict subtypes in internet use, and psycho-social traits, such as self-efficacy, impulsiveness, and time management ability. The effects of "Internet Addiction" in the lives of college students were divided into five categories: emotional problems, physical problems, family relationship problems, friendship problems, and schoolwork problems. This study suggests some implications on developing programs for managing and schoolwork problems. This study suggests some implications on developing programs for managing and preventing "Internet Addiction."

A Study on the Factors Affecting Adolescents' Internet Addiction for the Preventive Education of Internet Addiction (인터넷 중독 예방 교육을 위한 청소년의 인터넷 중독 요인에 관한 연구)

  • Lim, Jin-Sook;Kang, Seong-Guk;Kim, Seong-Sik
    • The Journal of Korean Association of Computer Education
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.75-83
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    • 2005
  • The problem of adolescents' Internet addiction is getting serious. So, preventive education of Internet addiction that cultivate right Internet use attitude is getting important. The purpose of this study is to offer a suggestion about preventive education of Internet addiction based on characteristics of adolescents' Internet addiction. We analyzed factors affecting Internet addiction by using multidimensional scale of Internet addiction for adolescent. This scale is composed of eleven factors that are mentioned by previous researches. As a result, the significant factors affecting Internet addiction are internet use time, escape from reality, anger-control, depression, family coherence, social competence, impulsivity, self-efficacy. Based on these analysis, we made a suggestion about preventive education of Internet addiction.

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The Relationships of Internet Addiction, Depression, and Suicidal ideation in Adolescents (청소년의 인터넷 중독과 우울, 자살사고와의 관계 연구)

  • 류은정;최귀순;서정석;남범우
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.34 no.1
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    • pp.102-110
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: This study was done to identify the state of internet addiction and to investigate the relationships among internet addiction, depression and suicidal ideation in adolescents. Method: Participants were 1,670 high school students in an urban city. The Internet Addiction Scale was used to measure internet addiction, the DISC-MDD-SQ was used to measure depression, and the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-JR was used to measure suicidal ideation. Result: 38.1 % of participants were perceived to be in the early stages of internet addiction and 1.5% reported heavy addiction. Overall the internet addiction scale score was 37.57(${\pm12.52}$). The differences of internet addiction in sample characteristics were found to be significant in rank in class. The differences in DISC-MDD-SQ and IAS scores among the states of internet addiction were statistically significant. The level of internet addiction correlated positively to the level of depression and suicidal ideation. Conclusion: Based upon these findings, there were significant positive correlations among Internet addiction, depression, and suicidal ideation in adolescents. As schools are often the first line for the identification of potential life-threatening behaviors, nurses, especially school-based health professionals, need to be cognizant of measures and procedures for the assessment of Internet addiction, depression, and suicidal ideation.

Factors Influencing Internet Addiction Tendency among Middle School Students in Gyeong-buk Area

  • Oh, Won-Oak
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.33 no.8
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    • pp.1135-1144
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    • 2003
  • Purpose. This study was conducted to understand the degree of internet addiction tendency and to find out the factors influencing this addiction tendency among middle school students in Gyeong-buk area. Methods. A total of 450 middle school students in the Daegu and Gyeong-buk area were surveyed in this study. Data collection was conducted through the use of questionnaires. Results. Internet addiction among middle school students was relatively low (Average user). In the overall ratio distribution, however, students who were classified as either addicted or at risk of addiction accounted for a high percentage, 27%. A positive correlation was found between Internet addiction and Internet expectation, depression and parent control over Internet use. A negative correlation was found between Internet addiction and interpersonal relationship, parent support and self-control. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the most powerful predictor of Internet addiction tendency was depression. Conclusion. Through the above results, it would be necessary to develop an Internet addiction prevention program for adolescents taking into account for the psychological factors such as depression and Internet use habits. In the future study, the need assessment will be useful for developing this prevention program.

A Study on Internet Addiction (인터넷 중독에 관한 연구)

  • 조찬식
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.189-210
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    • 2002
  • As the access and the use of internet have been diffused in our daily life. internet addiction has been issued as a social pathological phenomenon. In this context, this study constructs a theoretical foundation on internet addiction based upon the understanding on internet and on addiction as a social phenomenon: examines the background of internet addiction in Korea: analyzes the cases of internet addiction as reported on newspapers; and explores the characteristics and the directions to cope with internet addiction. By so doing. this study aims at enhancing our understanding on internet addiction.

A Study of the Key Factors on the Internet Addiction of the Youth (학교 청소년의 인터넷중독 현상의 영향요인에 관한 연구)

  • Shin, Dong-Ro;Baek, Hyuen-Gi;Kang, Jung-Hwa
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.6 no.3
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    • pp.93-107
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    • 2008
  • The aim of this study was to draw some suggestions for Internet Policy by using empirical analyses of key factors in Internet addiction in youths. Internet addiction in youths is perceived as a current and significant issue throughout the world. For the purpose of this study, factors that have influence on the Internet addiction of the youth have been explored and analysed empirically of its hypothetical relationships by using the SEM(structural equation modelling). As a result, a few key factors that suggest a strong relationship to Internet addiction in youths have been drawn: subjects' personality, accessibility to the Internet, psychology and communication factor. Particularly accessibility to the Internet, and specifically the duration of time spent online causes the phenomenon of the Internet addiction. This study shows, however, the subjects' personality and communication factor have the most significant causal relationship to Internet addiction. In other word, the Internet addiction has been changing with the various factors including the factors drawn in this study, which are subjects' personality, accessibility to the Internet, psychology and communication factor. Therefore, Internet addiction should not be merely treated as the isolated problem of the Internet itself; rather it should be understood as various dimensions of society, economy, culture etc. Furthermore, some alternatives to deal with the Internet addiction should be found in various approaches.

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