Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies.

08:00 EDT 2nd April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies."

The notion that digital-screen engagement decreases adolescent well-being has become a recurring feature in public, political, and scientific conversation. The current level of psychological evidence, however, is far removed from the certainty voiced by many commentators. There is little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being, and most psychological results are based on single-country, exploratory studies that rely on inaccurate but popular self-report measures of digital-screen engagement. In this study, which encompassed three nationally representative large-scale data sets from Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom ( N = 17,247 after data exclusions) and included time-use-diary measures of digital-screen engagement, we used both exploratory and confirmatory study designs to introduce methodological and analytical improvements to a growing psychological research area. We found little evidence for substantial negative associations between digital-screen engagement-measured throughout the day or particularly before bedtime-and adolescent well-being.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Psychological science
ISSN: 1467-9280
Pages: 956797619830329


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [8471 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Green space and serious psychological distress among adults and teens: A population-based study in California.

There has been mounting evidence for the beneficial effect of green space on mental health among adults, but studies on the same topics are lacking for teens in the US. This study aimed to fill in thi...

Exploring how adolescents with ADHD use and interact with technology.

The ubiquity of technology is reshaping the way teens express themselves and interact with peers. Considering that teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience a range of soci...

Of Letters and Lists: How the MPAA Puts Films Recommended for LGBTQ Adolescents Out of Reach.

The film ratings system employed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been criticized by LGBTQ critics who claim the system discriminates by holding queer content to a higher rating...

Unbiased Screens for Modifiers of Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity.

We provide an overview about unbiased screens to identify modifiers of alpha-synuclein (αSyn)-induced toxicity, present the models and the libraries that have been used for screening, and describe ho...

Longitudinal relations between trauma-related psychological distress and physical aggression among urban early adolescents.

There is convincing evidence that trauma-related psychological distress and aggressive behavior are highly related among adolescents. The evidence is less clear regarding the direction of this relatio...

Clinical Trials [3035 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST) for Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

This is a randomized, controlled pilot trial of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Teens with Type 2 Diabetes (BFST-DM2), an individual psychological intervention tailored to meet the n...

Longitudinal Evaluation of Teens Against Tobacco Use

This study evaluates the efficacy of Teens Against Tobacco Use anti-tobacco presentations on tobacco use susceptibility in 4th-8th grade. Classrooms are randomly assigned to either receive...

Parental Representations of the Impact of the Use of Screens on Their Preschool Children Health and Development.

The main objective of this study was to evaluate the distribution of parental representations concerning the use of screens by preschool children, expressed in qualitative surveys: percept...

Family Based Prevention of Alcohol and Risky Sex for Older Teens

An online, interactive web-based program for older teens and their parents is designed to address teen alcohol use and teen relationships. The parent-teen dyad both participate in the web-...

Parent-Child Reciprocity and the Effectiveness of PEERS

Early adolescence marks a significant development in teens' social abilities, shifting from play to conversation-based activities, and having stronger and more intimate friendships. Parent...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Screens which absorb the energy in the x-ray beam that has penetrated the patient and convert this energy into a light pattern which has as nearly as possible the same information as the original x-ray beam. The more light a screen produces for a given input of x-radiation, the less x-ray exposure and thus shorter exposure time are needed to expose the film. In most film-screen systems, the film is sandwiched between two screens in a cassette so that the emulsion on each side is exposed to the light from its contiguous screen.

A psychological test consisting of true/false items. It is used as a diagnostic screening or clinical assessment of adults who evidence problematic emotional and interpersonal symptoms or who are undergoing PSYCHOTHERAPY or a psychodiagnostic evaluation.

A preconceived judgment made without adequate evidence and not easily alterable by presentation of contrary evidence.

Mechanisms and underlying psychological principles of mental processes and their applications.

Principles applied to the analysis and explanation of psychological or behavioral phenomena.

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Searches Linking to this Article