A Case Study on the Effects of Playing Dota

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The Problem and its Background


There are many students and even some young professional are addicted to Defense of the Ancients or DotA. This is a kind of computer games that can be played by many players and is one of the most popular games to young students. Many students get addicted to this game and they even long hours inside the computer shop just playing this kind of game. There are studies that getting addicted in playing computer games affects their studies and this is the cause why they are lying to their parents that they need extra money for their school project but the truth is they are just using the money to rent a computer where they can play DotA with their classmates. Sometimes in order
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Readers. The study would help increase their awareness on the effects of Computer Addiction to the physical, emotional, mental and social state of a person.

Future Researchers. This study would serve as a reference for those researchers that are interested to conduct the same or a similar study. This study would also contribute to the improvement of future studies.

Scope and Delimitation

The researcher delimits its scope to the cause and effect of addiction in playing DotA games. The researcher constructed a questionnaire that would measure the effects of playing DotA to the life of the respondents The researcher also had a short interview to know the reasons of the respondents in playing such game.

Definition of Terms

➢ Computer games. A game played against a computer

➢ Computer games addiction. A disorder in which the individual turns to the Internet or plays computer games in an attempt to change moods, overcome anxiety, deal with depression, reduce isolation or loneliness, or distract themselves from overwhelming problems.

➢ Cyber- Relational Addiction- Online relationships in chat rooms become more important than relationships with family and non internet friends

➢ DotA ( Defense of the Ancients) – A custom game for Warcraft 3 that is used to mean World of Warcraft.

➢ Internet – A computer network consisting of a worldwide