Parent-Narrated Signs and Internet-Addicted Adolescents’ Recovery in Inpatient Treatment

  • Qiaolei Jiang


In the previous chapter, predictors for Internet addiction are identified, and the in-patient young people also showed problems in academic performance and psychological well-being. To further provide detailed information about the signs of Internet addiction, this qualitative study was conducted. In addition, the results in Chap.  6 also revealed significant improvement in those young people’s psychological well-being on discharge. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the treatment process: what happened during the in-patient days? Instead of adopting clinical or psychological approach, this study attempts to provide some insights from communication perspective. Since Chap.  6 pointed to several factors or predictors, this study continues to focus on these factors. In general, according to the findings from the ethnographic data in the Internet addiction clinic, this study discusses the symptoms of and the treatments for Internet addiction systematically.


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  • Qiaolei Jiang
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  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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