This chapter illustrates the procedure of testing full latent variable models using AMOS. Based on a sample of 4,106 secondary school students in Hong Kong, the relationships among family functioning, positive youth development, and Internet addiction were tested with 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.
|Title of host publication||Human Developmental Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Experience from Research in Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)