Socioeconomic determinants of internet addiction in adolescents: A scoping review

Francisco Tsz Tsun LAI, Lok Yin Joyce KWAN

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Abstract

From a social epidemiological perspective, this chapter presents a new approach to conceptualizing the socioeconomic determinants of Internet Addiction (IA) in adolescents, followed by a rapid scoping review of the empirical research literature on the same topic which aims to provide an overview of the current body of knowledge. With a strict adherence to the established procedures, fifteen original research articles were retrieved for review and analysis. A wide range of socioeconomic risk factors was identified. The theoretical pathways of socioeconomic determinants suggested in the included studies were also tabulated and discussed. Finally, the chapter closes with several recommendations for future research on the potential socioeconomic determinants of IA based on the retrieved findings. Copyright © 2018 IGI Global.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological, social, and cultural aspects of Internet addiction
EditorsBahadir BOZOGLAN
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Pages127-145
ISBN (Electronic)9781522534785
ISBN (Print)9781522534778
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Lai, F. T. T., & Kwan, J. L. Y. (2018). Socioeconomic determinants of internet addiction in adolescents: A scoping review. In B. Bozoglan (Ed.), Psychological, social, and cultural aspects of Internet addiction (pp. 127-145). Hershey: IGI Global.