well-being; adolescent; smartphone; digital mobile media; parental media monitoring; longitudinal study; tracking data
Marciano Laura, Camerini Anne-Linda, Morese Rosalba (2021), The developing brain in the digital era: A systematic review of structural and functional correlates of screen time in adolescence, in Frontiers in Psychology
, 12, 1.
Marciano Laura, Schulz Peter J., Camerini Anne-Linda (2021), How smartphone use becomes problematic: Application of the ALT-SR model to study the predicting role of personality traits, in Computers in Human Behavior
, 119, 106731-106731.
Marciano Laura, Camerini Anne-Linda (2021), Recommendations on screen time, sleep, and physical activity: Associations with academic achievement in Swiss adolescents., in Public Health
Antonietti Chiara, Camerini Anne-Linda, Marciano Laura (2020), The impact of self-esteem, family and peer cohesion on social appearance anxiety in adolescence: examination of the mediating role of coping, in International Journal of Adolescence and Youth
, 25(1), 1089-1102.
Filipponi Chiara, Petrocchi Serena, Camerini Anne-Linda (2020), Bullying and Substance Use in Early Adolescence: Investigating the Longitudinal and Reciprocal Effects Over 3 Years Using the Random Intercept Cross-Lagged Panel Model, in Frontiers in Psychology
, 11, 1-12.
Marciano Laura, Petrocchi Serena, Camerini Anne-Linda (2020), Parental Knowledge of Children’s Screen Time: The Role of Parent-Child Relationship and Communication, in Communication Research
Camerini Anne-Linda, Gerosa Tiziano, Marciano Laura (2020), Predicting problematic smartphone use over time in adolescence: A latent class regression analysis of online and offline activities, in New Media & Society
Marciano Laura, Camerini Anne-Linda, Schulz Peter J. (2020), Neuroticism in the digital age: A meta-analysis, in Computers in Human Behavior Reports
, 2, 100026-100026.
Camerini Anne-Linda, Marciano Laura, Carrara Anna, Schulz Peter J. (2020), Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization among children and adolescents: A systematic review of longitudinal studies, in Telematics and Informatics
, 49, 101362-101362.
Marciano Laura, Schulz Peter J., Camerini Anne-Linda (2020), Cyberbullying perpetration and victimization in youth: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies, in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Born at the advent of the 21st century, today’s adolescents have grown up with digital media from an early age. They have quickly become used to a variety of digital media including touch-screen tablets and smartphones. The growing diffusion of digital media among adolescents goes in hand with an increasing scientific interest in associated benefits and risks for adolescent well-being. The term “well-being” extends beyond psycho-physical health, e.g., “smartphone thumb”, hand and neck pain, or sleep deprivation. It also includes socio-cognitive outcomes such as cyberbullying and academic achievements. To date, research on digital (mobile) media in the life of adolescents largely relies on cross-sectional survey data from adolescents and, at times, their parents. Furthermore, most studies with adolescents in the Swiss context have focused on the use of the Internet in general and provide only little insights on the role of digital mobile media, and smartphones in particular. As young generations increasingly turn to mobile devices, comprehensive studies on their use and the impact on adolescent well-being are urgently needed. To overcome these limitations, the present research project proposes four studies aimed at providing a better understanding of the benefits and risks of smartphones in the life of adolescents. The project makes use of a longitudinal mixed-methods study design in a sample of middle school students and their parents in Canton Ticino. The study combines objectively recorded data on adolescents' smartphone use with survey responses from adolescents and their parents as well as adolescents' end-term grades.