Child Health Nurs Res.  2013 Oct;19(4):270-281.

Effects of a Prevention Program for Media Addiction on Television Addiction, Internet Addiction, Cellular Addiction, and Impulsiveness in Elementary School Students

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  • 1College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. hykoo@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to develop a prevention program for media addiction in elementary school students, and to examine its effects on television addiction, internet addiction, cellular phone addiction, and impulsiveness.
METHODS
The study was designed using a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The participants were 58 elementary school students (29 in the experimental group and 29 in the control group). Students in the experimental group were given the prevention program for media addiction. The data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 19.0 program.
RESULTS
Students in the experimental group reported a significant decrease in television addiction compared to students in the control group.
CONCLUSION
The results of the study indicate that the prevention program for media addiction was effective in decreasing television addiction in elementary school students.

Keyword

Addictive behavior; Program development; Television; Internet; Cellular phone

MeSH Terms

Behavior, Addictive
Cellular Phone
Humans
Internet*
Program Development
Television*
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