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dc.contributor.authorTang, Jie
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yizhen
dc.contributor.authorDu, Yukai
dc.contributor.authorMa, Ying
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dongying
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jiaji
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T11:52:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T11:52:45Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-18
dc.identifier.citationTang, Jie, Yu, Yizhen, Du, Yukai, Ma, Ying, Zhang, Dongying, Wang, Jiaji (2014) Prevalence of internet addiction and its association with stressful life events and psychological symptoms among adolescent internet users, Addictive Behaviors, 39(3), pp. 744-747.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-4603en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622804
dc.description.abstractInternet addiction (IA) among adolescents is a serious public health problem around the world. However, there have been few studies that examine the association between IA and stressful life events and psychological symptoms among Chinese adolescent internet users. We examined the association between IA and stressful life events and psychological symptoms among a random sample of school students who were internet users (N = 755) in Wuhan, China. Internet addiction, stressful life events, coping style and psychological symptoms were measured by self-rated scales. The prevalence rate of internet addiction was 6.0% among adolescent internet users. Logistic regression analyses indicated that stressors from interpersonal problem and school related problem and anxiety symptoms were significantly associated with IA after controlling for demographic characteristics. Analyses examining the coping style with the IA revealed that negative coping style may mediate the effects of stressful life events to increase the risk of IA. However, no significant interaction of stressful life events and psychological symptoms was found. These findings of the current study indicate a high prevalence of internet addiction among Chinese adolescent internet users and highlight the importance of stressors from interpersonal problem and school related problem as a risk factor for IA which mainly mediated through negative coping style.en
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dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460313004346?via%3Dihuben
dc.subjectinternet addictionen
dc.subjectPsychological symptomsen
dc.subjectstress life eventsen
dc.subjectcoping styleen
dc.subjectadolescentsen
dc.subjectChineseen
dc.titlePrevalence of internet addiction and its association with stressful life events and psychological symptoms among adolescent internet usersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalAddictive Behaviorsen
dc.date.updated2019-09-19T13:17:22Z
dc.date.accepted2013-11-01
rioxxterms.funderGuangzhou Medical Universityen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW08102019JTen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-08en
dc.source.volume39
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage744
dc.source.endpage747
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