The health belief model and number of peers with internet addiction as inter-related factors of Internet addiction among secondary school students in Hong Kong.

@article{Wang2016TheHB,
  title={The health belief model and number of peers with internet addiction as inter-related factors of Internet addiction among secondary school students in Hong Kong.},
  author={Yanhong Wang and Anise M S Wu and Joseph Tak Fai Lau},
  journal={BMC public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={272}
}
BACKGROUND Students are vulnerable to Internet addiction (IA). Influences of cognitions based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) and perceived number of peers with IA (PNPIA) affecting students' IA, and mediating effects involved, have not been investigated. METHODS This cross-sectional study surveyed 9518 Hong Kong Chinese secondary school students in the school setting. RESULTS In this self-reported study, the majority (82.6%) reported that they had peers with IA. Based on the Chinese… CONTINUE READING
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