Influence of internet addiction on executive function and learning attention in Taiwanese school-aged children

Shu Yu Kuo, Yu Ting Chen, Yu Kai Chang, Pi Hsia Lee, Mei Ju Liu, Su Ru Chen*

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the executive function and learning attention in children with internet addiction (IA). Design and Methods: Children aged 10–12 were screened by Chinese Internet Addiction Scale to compose the IA group and internet nonaddiction group. Their executive functions were evaluated by Stroop color and word test, Wisconsin card sorting test, and Wechsler digit span test. Learning attention was evaluated by Chinese concentration questionnaire. Findings: Executive function and learning attention were lower in the IA group than in the internet nonaddiction group. Practice Implications: Executive function and learning attention are compromised by IA in children. Early interventions into the IA should be planned to maintain the normal development of executive function and learning attention in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • executive function
  • internet addiction
  • learning attention
  • school-aged children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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