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dc.contributor.authorHeo, Jonghoen_US
dc.contributor.authorOh, Juhwanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, S. V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Yoonen_US
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiroen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-11T13:52:30Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationHeo, Jongho, Juhwan Oh, S. V. Subramanian, Yoon Kim, and Ichiro Kawachi. 2014. “Addictive Internet Use among Korean Adolescents: A National Survey.” PLoS ONE 9 (2): e87819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087819. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087819.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11879787
dc.description.abstractBackground: A psychological disorder called ‘Internet addiction’ has newly emerged along with a dramatic increase of worldwide Internet use. However, few studies have used population-level samples nor taken into account contextual factors on Internet addiction. Methods and Findings: We identified 57,857 middle and high school students (13–18 year olds) from a Korean nationally representative survey, which was surveyed in 2009. To identify associated factors with addictive Internet use, two-level multilevel regression models were fitted with individual-level responses (1st level) nested within schools (2nd level) to estimate associations of individual and school characteristics simultaneously. Gender differences of addictive Internet use were estimated with the regression model stratified by gender. Significant associations were found between addictive Internet use and school grade, parental education, alcohol use, tobacco use, and substance use. Female students in girls' schools were more likely to use Internet addictively than those in coeducational schools. Our results also revealed significant gender differences of addictive Internet use in its associated individual- and school-level factors. Conclusions: Our results suggest that multilevel risk factors along with gender differences should be considered to protect adolescents from addictive Internet use.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087819en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3914839/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen
dc.subjectSocial Epidemiologyen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectPsychiatryen
dc.subjectAdolescent Psychiatryen
dc.subjectChild Psychiatryen
dc.subjectSubstance Abuseen
dc.subjectNon-Clinical Medicineen
dc.subjectHealth Care Policyen
dc.subjectChild and Adolescent Health Policyen
dc.subjectHealth Risk Analysisen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectAlcoholen
dc.subjectBehavioral and Social Aspects of Healthen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Aspects of Healthen
dc.subjectSocial and Behavioral Sciencesen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectBehavioren
dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.titleAddictive Internet Use among Korean Adolescents: A National Surveyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiroen_US
dc.date.available2014-03-11T13:52:30Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0087819*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKawachi, Ichiro


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