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This study examines whether social activities with parents, online and offline social self-efficacy, and attitudes toward gaming are associated with the degree of game addiction among adolescents. Using data from a survey of 600 middle- and high-school students in South Korea, we tested the relationships of personal characteristics (grade point average and(More)
With the increase of computer game users, violent games have attracted attention because of their potential for effects on user behaviors. However, as most violent game studies have focused mainly on aggression, there are relatively few studies about the advertising effects in violent games. Based on the General Aggression Model (GAM), this study(More)
A 2 (gun replica vs. mouse) x 2 (experience in real gun vs. no experience in real gun) between-subjects experiment was conducted to examine the effects of realistic controller and real-life exposure to gun on violent video game players' perceived degree of presence and state of aggression. The present study found that participants who played a violent video(More)