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Internet addiction of adolescents in China: Prevalence, predictors, and association with well-being
Wang, Ligang1; Luo, Jing1; Bai, Yu1; Kong, Jie2; Luo, Jing1; Gao, Wenbin1; Sun, Xinying3; Gao, WB (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
2013
Source PublicationADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY
ISSN1606-6359
Subtype期刊论文
Volume21Issue:1Pages:62-69
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AbstractInternet addiction is a mental health problem that affects a significant number of people worldwide. Our study attempted to investigate the prevalence of Internet addiction among Chinese adolescents and to explore the predictors of Internet addiction and its association with well-being. A total of 10,988 adolescents from nine different cities in China were surveyed using the Diagnostic Questionnaire (DQ) for Internet addiction, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and the Adolescent's Satisfaction with Life Scale. The mean age of the whole sample was 17.2 years (ranging from 13 to 23 years). The prevalence rate of Internet addiction among the surveyed adolescents was 7.5%, which was influenced by gender and grade (chi(2) = 74.027, p < 0.001; chi(2) = 7.162, p < 0.05). The breadth of extracurricular activities, the age when people used Internet for the first time, and whether people used Internet for the first time in Internet bar were significant predictors of Internet addiction (beta = -0.065, p < 0.001; beta = -0.101, p < 0.001; beta = 0.545, p < 0.001). Finally, our study found evidence demonstrating the link between Internet addiction and well-being. Increased symptoms of problematic use were associated with decreased self-esteem (F = 258.344, p < 0.001), satisfaction with life (F = 232.428, p < 0.001), and increased depression (F = 607.062, p < 0.001).
KeywordInternet addiction predictor prevalence well-being
Subject AreaAbnormal Psychology,Developmental Psychology
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaSubstance Abuse ; Social Issues
WOS SubjectSubstance Abuse ; Social Issues
WOS IDWOS:000312504000009
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Social Sciences ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
WOS KeywordTAIWANESE HIGH-SCHOOL ; PERSONALITY-TRAITS ; COLLEGE-STUDENTS ; SELF-CONTROL ; ONLINE ; USAGE ; DISORDER ; CHILDREN ; IMPACT ; ABUSE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10729
Collection健康与遗传心理学研究室
Corresponding AuthorGao, WB (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Beijing Univ Chem Technol, North Coll, Langfang, Peoples R China
3.Peking Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Social Med & Hlth Educ, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
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Wang, Ligang,Luo, Jing,Bai, Yu,et al. Internet addiction of adolescents in China: Prevalence, predictors, and association with well-being[J]. ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY,2013,21(1):62-69.
APA Wang, Ligang.,Luo, Jing.,Bai, Yu.,Kong, Jie.,Luo, Jing.,...&Gao, WB .(2013).Internet addiction of adolescents in China: Prevalence, predictors, and association with well-being.ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY,21(1),62-69.
MLA Wang, Ligang,et al."Internet addiction of adolescents in China: Prevalence, predictors, and association with well-being".ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY 21.1(2013):62-69.
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