The Investıgatıon Of The Relatıonshıp Between Physıcal Actıvıty Level, Dıgıtal Game Addıctıon And Attentıon Levels Of Chıldren
The aim of the study is to examine the relationship between attention level, physical activity level and digital game addiction. A total of 245 children (female=131 male=114) between the ages of 10 and 14 years participated in the study. The physical activity levels of the children participating in the study were determined by Physical Activity Questionnaire for Primary Education Students, digital game addictions by Digital Game Addiction Scale for Children and attention levels by D2 Attention Test. Spearman Correlation Analysis was used to determine the relationship between attention level, digital game addiction and physical activity level. It was found out that there was a negative significant correlation between physical activity level and digital game addiction, and between TN-E the predominant parameter of attention and digital game addiction level (p<0.05). Moreover, it was determined that the TN-E attention levels of a large majority of the children participating in the study were in the good category and the digital game addiction levels were in the risk-free category while physical activity levels were in the midlevel. As a result of it can be said that the increase in the physical activity level of children will decrease their digital game addiction. It is also thought that the decrease in children's digital game addiction will affect their attention levels positively. Taking this into consideration, it could be said that it is essential for parents and teachers to prevent their children from spending their free time with digital games and to direct them to the games that physical activities are in the forefront.
Child, attention level, physical activity level, digital game addition