Examining the Phenomenon of Juveniles Digital Addiction in Rural China


  • Xinxiang Gao Graduate School of Business, SEGI University, Kota Damansara, Malaysia
  • Thillai Raja Graduate School of Business, SEGI University, Kota Damansara, Malaysia
  • Kim Mee Chong SEGi University Kota Damansara, Graduate School of Business, Malaysia.
  • Meng Wu Saxo Fintech Business School University of Sanya, China




Digital Addiction, Rural Juveniles, Social Work, Digital Literacy


Digital addiction among China's rural juveniles escalates and hampers the harmony and stability of families and society. This paper investigates digital addiction among rural juveniles in China. Semi-structured interviews selected six relevant respondents in rural Shaanxi Province as samples. The study explores the degree, characteristics, causes, effects, and prevention and control of rural juveniles' digital addiction. The findings reveal the importance of digital literacy education, parent-child cognitive dislocation, and the complexity of rural juveniles' digital addiction. The study has limitations, including its limited research perspective and the need for more typical cases for analysis and discussion.


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How to Cite

Gao, X., Raja , T. ., Chong, K. M., & Wu, M. . (2023). Examining the Phenomenon of Juveniles Digital Addiction in Rural China. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(24), 273–282. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v8i24.4640



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