Unraveling the link between social media use and sleep: an encompassing, multi-method examination of the role of psychological need satisfaction

01 November 2021 → 31 October 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social and emotional development
    • Social psychology not elsewhere classified
    • Communication sciences not elsewhere classified
Basic psychological needs Self-Determination Theory Social Media Use Sleep Adolescence
Project description

Adolescence is characterized by an increased risk for sleep problems. Although social media are often seen as a (co-)cause for this, evidences is indistinctive. By refining the concept of social media, examining the role of basic psychological needs as antecedents and using a multi-method approach,
this project aims to unravel the link between social media use and sleep.