Evaluation of an Internet addiction treatment program for Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

Daniel T. L. Shek, Vera M. Y. TANG, C. Y. Lo

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Abstract

This paper described an indigenous multi-level counseling program designed for young people with Internet addiction problems based on the responses of 59 clients. Regarding objective outcome evaluation, pretest and posttest data generally showed that the Internet addiction problems of the participants decreased after joining the program and there were some slight positive changes in the parenting attributes. For the subjective outcome evaluation findings, participants generally perceived that the program was helpful. Findings based on these two evaluation strategies suggest this multi-level indigenous counseling program has promise for helping young people with Internet addiction problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-373
Number of pages15
JournalAdolescence San Diego
Volume44
Issue number174
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Preparation for this paper was financially supported by the. Wofoo Foundation Limited.

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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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