Peter Nikken

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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)
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)
Children use electronic screens at ever younger ages, but there is still little empirical research on how and why parents mediate this media use. In line with Vygotsky's zone of proximal development, we explored whether children's media skills and media activities, next to parents' attitudes about media for children, and several child and parent-family(More)
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