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The Earlier The Better? Tao-Yaun county junior high school students' first use of the internet and internet addiction

Chang, Yao-Chung (Lennon); Chia-Chiao, Ou


In 2007 and 2008, Hou and Jou collected data on Internet usage by 2,864 Tao-Yuan County (Taiwan) junior high school students. This paper reanalyses their data and finds that the earlier that students first use the Internet, the greater the possibility that they will become Internet addicted. Even when the variables that might be highly correlated with Internet addiction- such as sex, academic scores, family social economic statues, influence of peers- are controlled, the variable of `age...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Crime and Criminal Justice International


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