Parental guidance of children’s internet use in Hong Kong: An explanative model

Kara Chan, Fei Shen*, Jeffrey S. Wilkinson

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between parental attitudes toward the Internet, use of restrictive or non-restrictive guidance approaches, and family communication patterns. A total of 354 Chinese parents in Hong Kong were surveyed. Structural equation modeling (SEM) determined that parents’ demographic factors and family communication patterns exert the greatest influence on attitudes and guiding behaviors. Parental computer and Internet literacy also held a pivotal mediating role.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
EventAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2004 Convention - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 4 Aug 20047 Aug 2004

Conference

ConferenceAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2004 Convention
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period4/08/047/08/04

User-Defined Keywords

  • parental guidance
  • children
  • Internet use
  • family communication

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