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Psychosocial and personality factors as related to adolescents' use of the internet

by Wong, Hing-yee

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(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract Pasl research !uis demonstrated the importance of individual's parlicipaiion in leisure activities as II fortifies mental anil phvskal well-bcine. Leisure participation is t)j special importance to adolescents. who arc at flfcrif transitional period into .id illliood It oilers opportunities tor ilicni m Larry out th-'ir developmental i.tsks. rtUUCly. identity formation. The tajVlttCI ls mcreasinyiy pervadiuy peoples' lives It presents itself a* another leisure option to adolescents Popuiai preSS Dailies boill the positive am! iterative impact of'iis use. However, research focusmg. on adolescenis' list of the Interne! is sparse. Coupled will] its stance of rising popularity as a leisure activity that displaces adolescent';. leisure i:mc It scented neces-saty fbt ehuicia::-, ami rWcarclKirs to investigate1 (actors iliai may have contributed to Lhcir use oflhc Internet. The Current itudy employed <|iacstm:niairc* to investigate whether personality and psychosocial factors were related to adolescents* use of the; Internet. Results SUggCSt") lha personality irftftft tanuK funclioniny. AVd perceived WeM supporL may not have heen as prominent ? Cuiitnhulini; factor to 'he use of the Internet aS gender Results also indicated that Ihe presence of a dominant leader figure ill the family w.is related to increased use of ihe Internet. suggesting that the Internet may have been .1 unii-was for adolescents" emotions and opinions. Implication as well as limitations of the smdv was noted Recommendation of flirt her research was also suggested
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School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:internet and teenagers psychological aspects social

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Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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