USE DTPB AND SOCIAL SUPPORT MODULES TO EXPLORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN INDULGED IN ONLINE GAMES OF RESEARCH
1 Doctoral Program of Science Education National Chunghua University of Education (TAIWAN)
2 Chunghua Educational Netcenter (TAIWAN)
3 Graduate Institute of Educational Measurement and Statistics (TAIWAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Page: 2292 (abstract only)
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This study used Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) as theatrical framework to investigate antecedents of behavioral intention of online games addiction and related effects in elementary school children. In addition, “social support” was used to analyze the family structure and the parental disciplining ways. This analysis was used to evaluate if DTPB is effectible to investigate the online games addiction, and then examine antecedents of influencing children’s behavior intention. Based on this study, we hope the results could have some suggestions on teachers and parents to prevent children’s behavior intention of online games addiction.
This study found the antecedents of influencing behavioral intention of online games addiction as follows: Perceived Usefulness, perceived ease of use, compatibility, peer influence, external influence, self-efficacy, facilitating conditions, attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control. The 11variables would have positive effect on behavioral intention of online games addiction. The stronger the behavioral intention is, the more the addiction behavior would appear. However, in different family structure, the analysis of children’s social support, behavioral intention of online games and addiction behavior discovered that children with cross-generation family have least family support, worst adaption, stronger intentions in online games and significant online games addiction. However, in the analysis of disciplining ways and social support, children of disciplining ways with physical punishment have the highest family support. This result corresponds to the meaning of “Love well, whip well,” but they also face the highest pressure environment. Those children have the intention to seek for the social support in internet. On the contrary, children of disciplining ways with permissive management lock the family and social support. They have bad adaption and strong intention of online games. Basically children with the two types have the intention of online games addiction.
Keywords: Online games addiction, Theory of Planned Behavior, Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Support.