Peter Nikken

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Previous correlational research indicates that adolescent girls who use social network sites more frequently are more dissatisfied with their bodies. However, we know little about the causal direction of this relationship, the mechanisms underlying this relationship, and whether this relationship also occurs among boys to the same extent. The present(More)
Research has argued that adolescents are at risk for harmful effects of sexual media, but little is known about the role of parents and friends on adolescents' media use in regard of these effects. The present two-wave study investigated whether prior parental and friends' influences on adolescents' use of sexual media shape their sexual attitudes and(More)
By means of an Internet-survey among 536 parent-child dyads, we researched which mediation strategies parents use for their children’s (8-18 years) video gaming. As in previous research on television mediation, principle factor analyses show that the same types of strategies are used: ‘restrictive mediation’, ‘evaluative mediation’, and ‘consicous(More)
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