J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2020 Mar;29(1):14-23. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2020.29.1.14.

The Effects of Autogenic Training on Stress Response, Self-control and Internet Addiction of Adolescent Internet Addiction Risk Group

  • 1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing ․ The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of using autogenic training as a intervention method for the adolescents Internet addiction risk group.
The study was a pre and post test quasi-experiment between non-equivalent control groups, conducted in four middle schools and two high schools in Seoul. Participants were 46 adolescents in schools (24 in the experimental group and 22 in the control group) belonging to the potential risk group of Internet addiction as a result of the self-diagnosed Internet addiction test. Therapy was for eight sessions (eight weeks) April-October 2016. The data collected were analyzed using the SPSS 24.0 program.
The results of the study confirmed that the autogenic training program is an effective intervention method to reduce stress response, improve self-control, and reduce Internet addiction level of the adolescents Internet addiction risk group.
The autogenic training program is a voluntary self-initiated exercise that encourages change through physical relaxation. The study presented psychological and physical recovery as well as direction for Internet use. It is expected that the program will be effective as treatment and prevention of Internet addiction at community sites, including schools.


Internet; Addiction; Autogenic training; Stress; Self-control; 인터넷; 중독; 아우토겐 훈련 프로그램; 스트레스; 자기통제
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