Psychometric properties of the internet addiction test in Chinese adolescents.

  title={Psychometric properties of the internet addiction test in Chinese adolescents.},
  author={Ching-Man Lai and Kwok-Kei Mak and Hiroko Watanabe and Rebecca Pei-Hui Ang and J. S. Pang and Roger Chun Man Ho},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  volume={38 7},
OBJECTIVE This study examined the psychometric properties of the Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT) in 844 Hong Kong Chinese adolescents (37.7% boys) with mean age of 15.9 (standard deviation = 3.5) years. METHODS Demographic items, Internet use habits, IAT, and the Revised Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS-R) were administered. 3 percent of the participants were classified as addicted and 31.6% as occasional problematic Internet users. Confirmatory factor analysis results indicated that… CONTINUE READING
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