Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55775
Title: Bonding and Internet addiction in adolescent boys and girls in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Wong, T
Law, MYM
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Hong Kong
Project P.A.T.H.S.
Internet addiction
Positive youth development
Bonding
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Source: International journal of child and adolescent health, 2014, v. 7, no. 3, p. 219-228 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of child and adolescent health 
Abstract: This study examined the role of gender and bonding in Internet addiction in Hong Kong junior secondary school students. A total of 3,328 Secondary 1 (Grade 7) students responded to validated measures of positive youth development and Internet addiction. Consistent with the predictions, results showed gender differences in bonding, with adolescent girls showing a higher level of perceived bonding than did adolescent boys; adolescent boys also showed a higher level of Internet addiction symptoms than did girls. The findings provided support for the literature of the prediction of the positive youth development that bonding was related to risk behavior indexed by Internet addiction. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55775
ISSN: 1939-5930
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