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Title: Family functioning, positive youth development, and internet addiction in junior secondary school students : structural equation modeling using AMOS
Authors: Yu, L 
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: AMOS
Chinese adolescents
Full latent variable model testing
Internet addiction
Positive youth development
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2014, v. 13, no. 2, p. 227-238 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: This paper illustrates the procedure of testing full latent variable models using AMOS. Based on a sample of 4106 secondary school students in Hong Kong, the relationships among family functioning, positive youth development, and internet addiction were tested with the AMOS 17.0 program. Several competing models were examined and compared. The results revealed that both positive youth development and family functioning predicted internet addition among adolescents negatively. Higher level of family functioning also had indirect effects on students' internet addictive behaviors through partial mediation of positive youth development. This study highlights the importance of promoting positive youth development and strengthening family functioning in reducing internet addiction in Hong Kong secondary school students.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0308
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