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Article: Internet addiction: Prevalence, discriminant validity and correlates among adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleInternet addiction: Prevalence, discriminant validity and correlates among adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjp.rcpsych.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Psychiatry, 2010, v. 196 n. 6, p. 486-492 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Despite increasing concern over the potential adverse effects of excessive internet use, especially in young people, there is some debate over its definition, magnitude and discriminant validity. Aims: To examine the prevalence of adolescents' internet addiction in Hong Kong, China; to test its differentiation from other correlates; and to examine its relationships with correlates in a representative community sample of adolescents. Method: A two-wave panel household survey with 208 adolescents (aged 15-19 years) was conducted. Participants were asked to self-report their patterns of internet usage, symptoms of internet addiction, suicidal ideation, psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial conditions during the study period. Results: The prevalence rate for having five or more symptoms of internet addiction was estimated to be 6.7% (95% CI 3.3-10.2). The discriminatory characteristic of internet addiction was marginally demonstrated. Positive dose-response relationships were found between the number of symptoms of internet addiction and 1-year changes in scores for suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms. Conclusions: Evidence supports the specificity of internet addiction and its symptoms seem to co-occur with individuals' suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65457
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2015 Impact Factor: 7.06
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.674
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dc.contributor.authorFu, KWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-09T04:44:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-09T04:44:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Psychiatry, 2010, v. 196 n. 6, p. 486-492en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-1250en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65457-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Despite increasing concern over the potential adverse effects of excessive internet use, especially in young people, there is some debate over its definition, magnitude and discriminant validity. Aims: To examine the prevalence of adolescents' internet addiction in Hong Kong, China; to test its differentiation from other correlates; and to examine its relationships with correlates in a representative community sample of adolescents. Method: A two-wave panel household survey with 208 adolescents (aged 15-19 years) was conducted. Participants were asked to self-report their patterns of internet usage, symptoms of internet addiction, suicidal ideation, psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial conditions during the study period. Results: The prevalence rate for having five or more symptoms of internet addiction was estimated to be 6.7% (95% CI 3.3-10.2). The discriminatory characteristic of internet addiction was marginally demonstrated. Positive dose-response relationships were found between the number of symptoms of internet addiction and 1-year changes in scores for suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms. Conclusions: Evidence supports the specificity of internet addiction and its symptoms seem to co-occur with individuals' suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjp.rcpsych.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Psychiatryen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an author-produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at http://bjp.rcpsych.org-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology-
dc.titleInternet addiction: Prevalence, discriminant validity and correlates among adolescents in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailFu, KW: kwfu@hku.hken_HK
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