Journal article

Internet addiction in Tibetan and Han Chinese middle school students: prevalence, demographics and quality of life

Li Lu, Dan-Dan Xu, Huan-Zhong Liu, Ling Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Feng-Rong An, Yu-Tao Xiang

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Internet addiction (IA) is common amongst young people, but no data on IA are available in Tibetan middle school students in China. This study compared the prevalence of IA between Tibetan and Han Chinese middle school students, and examined its association with quality of life. The study was conducted in two middle schools in the Tibetan area of Qinghai province and two Han Chinese middle schools in Anhui province, China. Internet addiction, depressive symptoms and quality of life were measured using standardized instruments. Totally, 1,385 students completed the assessments. The overall prevalence of IA was 14.1%; 15.9% in Tibetan students and 12.0% in Han students. After controlling for t..

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