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Internet Addiction Among Cyberkids in China: Risk Factors and Intervention Strategies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Qiaolei Jiang
    Pages 1-3
  3. Qiaolei Jiang
    Pages 45-57
  4. Qiaolei Jiang
    Pages 159-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-199

About this book


Focusing on the two essential factors of the construction of risk, this book presents research revolving around the staging of and the coping with Internet addiction in China. Using ethnographic methods, it investigates the signs and treatment of Internet addiction and discusses the in-patient approaches used to help children overcome the addiction and to reduce the likelihood of relapse following discharge. Examining the individual level and broader social levels of the process as well as the links between the two, the findings provide valuable insights into the prevention and treatment of Internet addiction. To help readers better understand the signs of Internet addiction and preventive measures, the book addresses the following issues:
Public concern and media coverage of Internet addiction in contemporary China
Clinical assessment and risk factors of Internet addiction in adolescents
Parent-narrated signs of Internet addiction in Chinese children and adolescents
Coping strategies and treatments for Internet addiction


Internet addiction Internet dependency Online gaming Addiction in children and adolescents Risk/problem behavior Behavioral addiction Diffusion of innovation Family communication Health communication Cyberculture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Dr. Qiaolei Jiang is an associate professor at Tsinghua University. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. from Peking University, and Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has conducted studies on impacts of new media technologies and social psychology of new media, especially Internet addiction and mobile phone dependency. Qiaolei won the Herbert Schiller Award and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Young Scholars Dissertation Award.

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