A Screen for Identifying Maladaptive Internet Use

  • authors:

    Siu L. Chow, G. M. Leung, Cecilia Ng, Effie Yu
  • published in

    : 2009
  • summary

    : 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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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer New York
  • is part of a publication

    : International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
  • volume

    : 7
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • other publication details

    : apr. 2009
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 324 - end page: 332
  • keywords

    : addiction , diagnostic screen , maladaptive internet use
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