Journal article

Chasing The 'Like': Adolescent Use Of Social Networking Sites In Australia

Louise la Sala, Jason Skues, Lisa Wise, Stephen Theiler, BK Wiederhold (ed.), G Riva (ed.), MD Wiederhold (ed.)

Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine | IOS PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

The current study investigated how adolescents behave on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and how they interpret the feedback they receive online from others. Thirty-four Australian adolescents (26 girls, 8 boys) aged 13 to 17 years participated in the study. Five semi-structured focus groups (3 mixed groups, 2 all-girl groups) were conducted to explore how adolescents perceive their own and others' SNS behaviours, the motivation underlying these behaviours, and the expected outcomes related to particular behaviours. Teenagers reported that they spend a good deal of time planning their SNS posts, felt that the information they posted was a true reflection of them as a person, and thus interpre..

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