Family functioning, positive youth development and internet addiction in junior secondary school students: Structural equation models using amos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Developmental Research
Subtitle of host publicationExperience from Research in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781628081671
ISBN (Print)9781628081664
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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