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Mun and Lee: Effects of an Integrated Internet Addiction Prevention Program on Elementary Students' Self-regulation and Internet Addiction



The purpose of this study was to develop an integrated internet addiction prevention program and test its effects on the self-regulation and internet addiction of elementary students who are at risk for internet addiction.


A quasi-experimental study with a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were assigned to the experimental group (n=28) or control group (n=28). Contents of the program developed in this study included provision of information about internet addiction, interventions for empowerment and methods of behavioral modification. A pre-test and two post-tests were done to identify the effects of the program and their continuity. Effects were testified using Repeated measures ANOVA, simple effect analysis, and Time Contrast.


The self-regulation of the experimental group after the program was significantly higher than the control group. The score for internet addiction self-diagnosis and the internet use time in the experimental group were significantly lower than the control group.


The effects of the integrated internet addiction prevention program for preventing internet addiction in elementary students at risk for internet addiction were validated.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

The Contents of the Integrated Internet Addiction Prevention Program

Table 2

Homogeneity of the Participants


Exp.=Experimental group; Cont.=Control group.

Table 3

Effect of the Internet-Addiction Prevention Program


Exp.=Experimental group; Cont.=Control group; G*T=Interaction between group and time.

Table 4

Simple Main Effects and Time Contrast in Dependent Variables by Measurement Time


Exp.=Experimental group (n=28); Cont.=Control group (n=28); SS=Sum of square; MS=Mean square.


This manuscript is a revision of the first author’s master’s thesis from Keimyung University.


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