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This study aimed to investigate the effects of addiction
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to computer games on the physical and mental health of
The study population includes all students in the second
year of public guidance schools in the city of Isfahan in
the educational year of 2009-2010. The sample size
includes 564 students selected by multiple steps
stratified sampling. Dependent variables include general
health in dimensions of physical health, anxiety and
sleeplessness and impaired social functioning. Data were
collected using General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28)
scale and a questionnaire on addiction to computer games.
Pearson's correlation coefficient and structural model
were used for data analysis.
There was a significant positive correlation between
students' computer games addiction and their physical and
mental health in dimensions of physical health, anxiety,
and sleeplessness There was a significant negative
relationship between addictions to computer games and
impaired social functioning.
The results of this study are in agreement with the
findings of other studies around the world. As the
results show, addiction to computer games affects various
dimensions of health and increases physical problems,
anxiety, and depression, while decreases social
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