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ERIC Number: EJ836169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
A Screen for Identifying Maladaptive Internet Use
Chow, Siu L.; Leung, G. M.; Ng, Cecilia; Yu, Effie
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n2 p324-332 Apr 2009
A screening tool (in Chinese) for maladaptive internet use was developed in two stages. Thirty-five factors were first extracted from data obtained from 378 adolescents with a 179-item questionnaire. Nine higher-order factors were then obtained from 35 factors. A 26-item screen that measures both endogenous and exogenous factors was constructed on the basis of the nine higher-order factors. The screen's split-half validity and concurrent criterion-related validity were ascertained with a new sample of 3,523 adolescents. The screen may be used to classify adolescent internet-users into four categories. Its endogenous part may be used to identify potential problem internet users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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