Adolescents’ social networks: Exploring Different Patterns of Socio-Digital Participation

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The purpose of the study was to assess adolescents' participation in various socio-digital activities by using a self-report questionnaire, a social networking questionnaire, and interviews. The participants (n=253) were grade 6-9 students from a multicultural lower-secondary school in Finland. Three profiles of socio-digital participation were identified: friendship oriented basic participators (n=161), gaming-oriented participators (n=61), and creative participators (n=31) intensively engaged in diverse socio-digital practices. The analyses revealed systematic differences in social networking relations as a function of adolescents' social-digital participation profile and gender. The reciprocal values in hanging out, liking, and media multiplexity were highest for creative participators, whereas gaming-oriented participators were less socially active than their peers. The socio-digital expertise of creative participators was socially recognized by a larger group of peers than that of the other groups. The study produces methodological tools suitable for collecting systematic longitudinal data of socio-digital practices of larger groups of adolescents in future.
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkNuorten sosiaaliset verkostot: Erilaisten sosiodigitaalisen osallistumisen muotojen hahmottamista
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Volym61
Utgåva3
Sidor (från-till)255-274
Antal sidor20
ISSN0031-3831
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2017
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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