UM  > 社會科學學院  > 心理學系
Prevalence and factors of self-corrective intention among Hong Kong secondary school students who are self-assessed Internet addiction cases
Lau,Joseph T.F.1,2; Wu,Anise M.S.3; Cheng,Kit man1; Tse,Vincent W.S.4; Lau,Mason M.C.1; Yang,Xueying1
2018-08-29
Source PublicationChild and Adolescent Mental Health
ISSN1475-357X
Volume23Issue:3Pages:155-163
Abstract

Background: Adolescent Internet addiction (IA) is prevalent. No study, however, has applied the health belief model (HBM) to investigate issues on IA nor investigated factors associated with intention to correct one's perceived IA problem (self-corrective intention). Such information facilitates design of related interventions, which are warranted. Methods: This cross-sectional study surveyed 9,618 Chinese secondary school students in Hong Kong; 4,111 (42.7%) self-assessed that they had IA (self-assessed IA cases); 1,145 of these self-assessed IA cases (27.9%) were also classified as IA cases (concordant IA cases), as their Chen Internet Addiction Scale score exceeded 63. Results: The prevalence of self-corrective intention among these two subsamples was only 28.2% and 34.1%, respectively. In the self-assessed IA subsample, the HBM constructs including perceived susceptibility to IA [adjusted odds ratio (ORa) = 1.24, 95% CI = 1.16, 1.34], perceived severity of IA (ORa = 2.28, 95% CI = 2.09, 2.48), perceived benefits for reducing Internet use (ORa = 1.21, 95% CI = 1.18, 1.24), self-efficacy to reduce Internet use (ORa = 1.07, 95% CI = 1.03, 1.11), and cues to action to reduce Internet use (ORa = 1.15, 95% CI = 1.11, 1.20) were positively, while perceived barriers for reducing Internet use (ORa = 0.95, 95% CI = 0.94, 0.97) were negatively, associated with self-corrective intention. Similar factors were identified in the concordant IA subsample. Conclusions: A large proportion of the students perceived that they had IA but only about one-third intended to correct the problem. Future interventions may consider altering students’ HBM constructs, and focus on the segment of concordant IA with self-corrective intention, as they show readiness for changes.

KeywordAdolescence Behavioral Addictions Health Belief Model Intention Internet Prevalence
DOI10.1111/camh.12219
URLView the original
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology ; Pediatrics ; Psychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychology, Clinical ; Pediatrics ; Psychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000441961100004
PublisherWILEY
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:1   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Affiliation1.Centre for Health Behaviours ResearchJC School of Public Health and Primary CareFaculty of MedicineThe Chinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
2.Shenzhen Research InstituteThe Chinese University of Hong Kong,Shenzhen,China
3.Department of PsychologyFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macao
4.Department of Educational PsychologyThe Chinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Lau,Joseph T.F.,Wu,Anise M.S.,Cheng,Kit man,et al. Prevalence and factors of self-corrective intention among Hong Kong secondary school students who are self-assessed Internet addiction cases[J]. Child and Adolescent Mental Health,2018,23(3):155-163.
APA Lau,Joseph T.F.,Wu,Anise M.S.,Cheng,Kit man,Tse,Vincent W.S.,Lau,Mason M.C.,&Yang,Xueying.(2018).Prevalence and factors of self-corrective intention among Hong Kong secondary school students who are self-assessed Internet addiction cases.Child and Adolescent Mental Health,23(3),155-163.
MLA Lau,Joseph T.F.,et al."Prevalence and factors of self-corrective intention among Hong Kong secondary school students who are self-assessed Internet addiction cases".Child and Adolescent Mental Health 23.3(2018):155-163.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Lau,Joseph T.F.]'s Articles
[Wu,Anise M.S.]'s Articles
[Cheng,Kit man]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Lau,Joseph T.F.]'s Articles
[Wu,Anise M.S.]'s Articles
[Cheng,Kit man]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Lau,Joseph T.F.]'s Articles
[Wu,Anise M.S.]'s Articles
[Cheng,Kit man]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.