Does Psychopathology in Childhood Predict Internet Addiction in Male Adolescents?

  title={Does Psychopathology in Childhood Predict Internet Addiction in Male Adolescents?},
  author={Sun-Mi Cho and Min-Je Sung and Kyoung Min Shin and Ki Young Lim and Yun Mi Shin},
  journal={Child Psychiatry \& Human Development},
This study investigated childhood psychopathology and Internet addiction in adolescents. Initial assessment data were obtained from 1998 to 1999, and a follow-up assessment was performed in 2006, when the original subjects entered middle school. Personal information for the 524 male subjects was obtained from the original data. The subjects were evaluated with the Korean version of the child behavior checklist, which was administered to the children’s parents. Demographic and psychosocial… 

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