A Primary Study on the Relationship between Internet Involvement and Adolescents’ Mental Health

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This study aimed to explore the influence of intention of Internet use, gender and grade on Internet use, adolescents’ mental health and the relationship between them. 323 middle school students completed the full survey. Results: (a) there was a significant negative correlation between Internet involvement and adolescents’ mental health; (b) for adolescents with different intentions of Internet use and of different genders, Internet involvement, mental health and the relationship between them were different. Conclusions: (a) Internet involvement had negative influence on adolescents’ mental health; (b) intention of Internet use and gender could influence Internet involve- ment, adolescents’ mental health and the relationship between them, while grade had no influence.

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Edited by:

Qi Luo

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1336-1343

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.58-60.1336

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M. Chen et al., "A Primary Study on the Relationship between Internet Involvement and Adolescents’ Mental Health", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 58-60, pp. 1336-1343, 2011

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June 2011

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