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The Direct and Indirect Effect of Computer Use on Psychological and Somatic Symptoms Among Boys and Girls in Three Different Age Cohorts

Billy Jansson 1 , * and Ulrika Danielsson 1
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1 Department of Psychology, Mid Sweden University, Ostersund, Sweden
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  • International Journal of School Health: October 2017, 4 (4); e13851
  • Published Online: September 17, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 22, 2017
  • Revised: June 26, 2017
  • Accepted: July 2, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/intjsh.13851

How to Cite: Jansson B, Danielsson U. The Direct and Indirect Effect of Computer Use on Psychological and Somatic Symptoms Among Boys and Girls in Three Different Age Cohorts, Int J School Health. 2017 ; 4(4):e13851. doi: 10.5812/intjsh.13851.

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