A Study on Digital Games Internet Addiction, Peer Relationships and Learning Attitude of Senior Grade of Children in Elementary School of Chiayi County

  •  Shu-Min Tsai    
  •  Yaw-Yih Wang    
  •  Chih-Miao Weng    


The study explored the relationships between digital games internet addiction, peer relationships, and learning attitudes through questionnaire survey in senior grade of elementary school children in elementary school in Chiayi County. Taking 735 students as the research object, SPSS 22.0 as a quantity research analysis instrument was applied to launch descriptive statistics, t-test, and single factor variation analysis, Pearson Product Difference Correlation Analysis, and Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis. The research results found that 93.2% of high-grade students in Chiayi County played digital games 2 to 3 times a week, and those who took less 1 hour to play digital games. The addiction level of digital internet games for schoolchildren, peer relationships and learning attitude ranked upper-middle level. There are obvious differences in digital gaming internet addiction, peer relationships, and learning attitudes among various background variables such as “school location”, “weekly use” and “daily use time”. Gaming internet addiction has a low degree of negative correlation in both peer relationships and learning attitudes, while the peer relationships has a moderately positive relation with learning attitudes. Peer-to-peer relationships may be highly predictive of learning attitudes. This research focuses on the educational problems of digital game internet addiction that primary school teachers are most likely to face. It explores the relationship between peer relationships and learning attitudes, fills in the current lack of research, and draws the above important findings. It is suggested that it can be used as an important reference for teachers, parents and follow-up researchers, and contribute to the academic research of primary education in Taiwan.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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