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Identifying relevant experiences to the measurement of social media experience via focus groups with young people: A registered reportuse asterix (*) to get italics
Jo Hickman Dunne, Louise Black, Emily Banwell, Pratyasha Nanda, Molly Anderton, Lily Corke Butters, Ola Demkowicz, Brittany Davidson, Pamela Qualter, Neil Humphrey, Caroline Jay, and Margarita Panayiotou
<p>Background: While work on the relationship between social media use and adolescent mental health has allowed for some progress, research in this area is still relatively new and shows mixed evidence. This is partly the consequence of a rapidly changing field, resulting in conceptualisation and measurement issues that hinder progress. Aim: Given the need for robust conceptualisation, the current study aims to understand adolescents’ experiences, motivations, and perceptions of social media use. This will contribute to our understanding of salient dimensions and language to inform the development of an adolescent social media experience measure related to mental health. Method: The current study will use a qualitative design and the sample will include a total of 32 adolescents aged 11 to 15 in Northwest England. Four focus groups, one for each of our target year groups (Years 7 to 10 of English schools), with 8 adolescents in each, will be conducted. Transcripts will be analysed using thematic analysis.&nbsp;</p>
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social media, adolescent mental health, adolescent voice, focus groups
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2023-06-14 21:10:43
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