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Psychometric Analysis on Neurotransmitter Deficiency of Internet Addicted Urban Left-behind Children | Abstract
Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

Abstract

Psychometric Analysis on Neurotransmitter Deficiency of Internet Addicted Urban Left-behind Children

Ying Ge and Jiang Liu

Aim: In the study, a questionnaire survey was proposed-for neurotransmitter deficiency of internet-addicted urban left-behind children, trying to provide psychometric bases for exploration on neurophysiological mechanism of internet addiction. Method: First, 199 internet-addicted urban left-behind children were selected from 1895 Chinese urban leftbehind children by use of Adolescent Pathological Internet Use Scale (APIUS), and then a test in Symptom Scale of Neurotransmitter Deficiency(SSND) was conducted. Results: The neurotransmitter deficiency extent of internet-addicted urban left-behind children was higher than moderate grade; that of boys was higher than that of girls; that of parents-leaving group was higher than that of single-parent-leaving group. The neurotransmitter deficiency extent of internet-addicted urban left-behind children was higher than that of non-internet-addicted urban left-behind children.