Children's electronic screen use, screen use activities and positive mental wellbeing

Holly Margueretta Miller

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about electronic screen use among children. The amount of time children spend using screens and engaging in different screen activities was examined via an online survey. This found that almost 50% of children exceeded pediatric recommendations for "safe screen use". Multivariate statistics revealed no differences in screen use, screen use activities and positive mental wellbeing according to Sex and Age. A Path Analysis showed social networking was the strongest predictor (in a negative direction) of positive mental wellbeing. This was followed with a series of focus groups to develop a comprehensive picture of children's social networking.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Houghton, Stephen, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - Nov 2017

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