Stressful Life Events, Motives for Internet Use, and Social Support Among Digital Kids

  title={Stressful Life Events, Motives for Internet Use, and Social Support Among Digital Kids},
  author={Louis Leung},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={10 2},
  • Louis Leung
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
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