Title: A Study on the Internet Addiction of the Junior High School Students

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 6-10
Authors: Su-Huei Chang, uoo-Chin Liu, Kuo-Hsin Lin
Conference Name: The International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW2013)
- Thailand


This article explore the status of New Taipei City junior high school students Internet Addiction. It also aims to analyze the data from the different background variables. These variables include: academic achievement, using a network time, using a network location, living conditions and parents' level of education. The main study tool adopted in this research was Chen Internet Addiction Scale (CIAS). It was hoped that the study shall provide insights to schools, institutions, and researchers care about similar issue in the future. This research was the students of 225 questionnaires were delivered and 209 effective samples returned later, percentage of effective questionnaire was 92.8. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistic method, T test, one-way ANOVA and so on. The conclusions were as follows: 1.There was a higher percentage of internet addiction among male students than female ones in the junior high schools of New Taipei City. 2. In class, there was a higher percentage of internet addiction among students ranking bottom 25% and middle 50% than those of the top 25% of the class. 3. There was a relatively higher tendency of risk internet addiction among internet users for years. 4. There was no predominant difference in internet addiction as to the educational background of parents, living conditions and where internet is used.