Discretionary Online Games and Social Skills On Children’s Aggressive Behavior

Qorina Widuri(1*), Yufiarti Yufiarti(2), Hapidin Hapidin(3),

(1) State University of Jakarta (Universitas Negeri Jakarta)
(2) Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
(3) Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26858/est.v1i1.7073


This study aims to find out the influence of the intensity of playing online games and social skills toward aggressive behavior in 8 years old children using ex-post facto quantitative pathways. This study was conducted in four elementary schools in the city of Bekasi, with 120 total numbers of respondents (N) in 8 years old children who were students in grade two elementary school. This study applies treatment by level 2x2 design. The hypothesis in this study is analyzed by using two-way variant analysis (ANOVA) and Tukey Test. The results of this study shows that 1) there is a significant difference on aggressive behavior in 8 years old children who were intensive and not intensive playing online games; 2) there is a difference on aggressive behavior in 8 years old children who have high social skills and low social skills; and 3) there is a significant influence based on interaction between intensity of playing online games and social skills toward aggressive behavior in 8 years old children in the city of Bekasi.


intensity of playing; online games; social skills; aggressive behavior; screen time.

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