View : 48 Download: 0

Latent Profile of Internet and Internet Game Usage Among South Korean Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Title
Latent Profile of Internet and Internet Game Usage Among South Korean Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors
Kim, DongilLee, JunwonNam, JeeEun Karin
Ewha Authors
남지은
SCOPUS Author ID
남지은scopus
Issue Date
2021
Journal Title
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN
1664-0640JCR Link
Citation
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY vol. 12
Keywords
Internet gamingadolescentsInternet addictionSouth Koreasexmental health
Publisher
FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Introduction: Globally, more people are spending time on the Internet and gaming since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Consequently, concerns about developing behavioral addiction of adolescents have been raised. Such risk could be greater for adolescents in South Korea where the majority of adolescents have access to the Internet and own a smartphone. In fact, statistics indicate that Korean youths are spending significantly more time on the Internet and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous studies on the patterns of time spent on the Internet and Internet gaming show inconsistent results. The aim of this study is to investigate the latent profiles of the Internet and Internet game usage among adolescents in South Korea.</p> Method: Data from a national survey on elementary and middle school students across South Korea were used. The sample consists of 3,149 respondents, and 2,984 responses were analyzed after removing missing responses. Latent profile analysis was performed to investigate the number of latent profiles for the Internet and Internet game usage time. To validate the profiles, differences in problematic gaming behavior, sex, and neuroticism were examined.</p> Results: Seven profiles were found: Casual User, Moderate User, Smartphone User, Internet User, PC Internet Gamer, Heavy User, and Excessive User. Validation of the profiles indicated differences in problematic gaming behavior, sex, and neuroticism among selected profiles.</p> Conclusion: This study presented different profiles of the Internet and Internet game usage among adolescents in South Korea. Profiles with higher game usage time scored higher in problematic game use compared to other profiles. Males were more likely to be in the profiles with high gaming time, and females were more likely to be in Internet and Smartphone User profiles. The results indicate that Internet and Internet gaming usage patterns could be classified by the type of device used and the content of the Internet.</p>
DOI
10.3389/fpsyt.2021.714301
Appears in Collections:
교육대학원 > 교육학과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE