Tenure track professorship in New media studies Ghent University
Can social media literacy contribute to adolescents' mental well-being? Developing a conceptual framework for the socialization of social media literacy and its role in mitigating adversarial social media effects KU Leuven
The current society increasingly highlights the importance for adolescents to use social media in a media literate way. That is because of widespread public concerns on adolescents’ avid use of social media platforms. Social media are also often considered harmful for adolescents’ well-being, even though research investigating this has largely produced inconsistent results. Yet, scholars and policy makers alike have put social media literacy ...
(Mis-)Informed by Social Media Influencers? Benefits and Risks of Following Political Social Media Influencers and the Moderating Role of Media Literacy KU Leuven
Social media influencers who were initially known for marketing and advertising increasingly use their popularity on platforms like TikTok, Instagram or Snapchat to communicate their opinions on political and societal topics to a large network of followers. This increasing political engagement of social media influencers can be seen in a positive light as it may raise political interest and participation among young people who are often not ...
The Child Effect in Media Use: Investigating Family Dynamics Concerning Media Behavior in Parent-Child Dyads. KU Leuven
Most studies on the uses and effects of media and communication by parents and children have focused on how parents influence and guide the media use of their children. Much less is known about how children influence and guide the media use of their parents. Yet children are often the driving force behind the introduction of new media and new media contents within families. In 2005, Van den Bulck and Van den Bergh published a review in the ...
SRP-Onderzoekszwaartepunt: Strategic Research Programme on media economics: Algorithm-Driven Media industries and how they reshape value in small markets Vrije Universiteit Brussel
When and how do (social) media contribute to late adolescents’ professional choice trajectory? Development of the MAP model as a conceptual framework to identify the role of (social) media in professional choices. KU Leuven
The current PhD focuses on job portrayals in TV series and on social, and the effects of such portrayals on late adolescents. More precisely, the first aim was to explore adolescents’ own experiences with career-related portrayals in TV series and social media and how such experiences differ according to both media outlets. Via a qualitative focus group study, adolescents’ reception of career-related messages, the cultivation of important ...
The Marketplace of ideas: Less owners, less ideas? An interdisciplinary study on the impact of media ownership concentration on media content, outlet and production diversity using a longitudinal and cross-national perspective. University of Antwerp
Is the tail wagging the dog? Comparative study on the influence of social media on traditional media coverage of political events (TAILWAGSDOG). University of Antwerp
Explaining adolescents' media use and differential susceptibility to the association between media use and risk behavior: a reinforcement sensitivity perspective. KU Leuven
In general consensus exists regarding the hypothesis that different people select different types of media and that the exposure to different media contents influences different people in different ways. Therefore, many studies have been conducted throughout th