Can we show that simply using the Internet causes depression? Researchers set to find out on Chinese teens. Psychologist Lawrence Lam and his colleague studied 1, Chinese teens, mostly ages 13 to 16, who had no signs of depression at the onset of the study. Some of the group, however, had moderate to severe pathological use of the Internet 64 of the subjects. The researchers also did something a lot of researchers do when their sample size is simply too small to study — they combined two groups that are potentially very different. This could skew the results.
Teenagers are reaching puberty about a year earlier than they did 15 years ago, in some cases before they are In East Asia, teenagers socialize less than one hour a day, compared to 2 to 3 hours in North America. Many lack social skills to deal with a increasingly competitive world. One study found that 45 percent of Chinese urban residents are at risk to health problems due to stress, with the highest rates among high school students. Nowadays our students have their own viewpoints and ideas. And they speak about democracy and freedom, independence and rights. I think we fear them instead of them fearing us.
While year of birth is an imperfect criteria for segmentation individuals born in 89 and 91 might have more in common than individuals born in 91 and 96 ; we have chosen to use the most widely used terminology for the sake of clarity. The core target of our study is composed of Chinese youths from ages 14 to 18 who are currently in junior high school or high school. When crafting marketing strategies in China, brands are often confronted to the issue of generational differences. While differences between different generations of customers exist in every market, these differences are even more important in China. For many brands, understanding these differences and designing multi-layered strategies to address each demographic group with the most relevant message is a pre-condition for success.
To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hub. Sisi, whose father is a village official and whose mother is a migrant worker, cannot afford to miss many classes. Like millions of Chinese teenagers she is preparing for an examination for entrance to senior secondary school.