The team is embarking on a collaborative journey to unravel individual differences in the effects of social media use on various aspects of well-being of Dutch youth. The person-specific paradigm that will be used in this project will help us to reveal which mechanisms hold for which individual adolescent across specific time points and contexts.
The current project will incorporate theoretical approaches from the fields of communication science and developmental psychology. The project team will collect intensive longitudinal data, including surveys and experience sampling. Advanced statistical modelling techniques will be used to analyze the short- and long-term effects of social media use on wellbeing.
The working title of this research collaboration is Adolescents, Wellbeing & Social Media, and may be referred to as Project AWeSome to emphasize the positive impact this project aims to have on adolescents’ wellbeing.
Update: first publication!