Bonding and internet addiction in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Moon Y.M. Law, Jianqiang Liang

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This chapter examines 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 on 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdolescence and Health
Subtitle of host publicationSome International Perspectives
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781634838085
ISBN (Print)9781634837910
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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