Endang Hermawan


The purpose of this research is to find out how the contribution of offline and online social relations to online game addiction. This study uses a quantitative survey of 500 online digital game addicts in the city of Bandung. The results of the study stated that offline social relationships, online virtual relationships, and favorable attitudes of the game significantly influence game addiction. Meanwhile, offline social relationships have no significant effect on online game addiction that supports game attitude. While online social relations have a significant effect on online game addiction that supports the attitude of the game. These findings confirm the fact that when our relationships suffer in real life, we tend to fulfill them elsewhere. In this case when people cannot meet their social needs in real life, online games are one alternative for them to meet social needs that are not being met.

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