Can Facebook informational use foster adolescent civic engagement?

@article{Lenzi2015CanFI,
  title={Can Facebook informational use foster adolescent civic engagement?},
  author={Michela Lenzi and Alessio Vieno and Gianmarco Alto{\'e} and Luca Scacchi and Douglas D. Perkins and Rita Žukauskienė and Massimo Santinello},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 3-4},
  pages={444-54}
}
The findings on the association between Social Networking Sites and civic engagement are mixed. The present study aims to evaluate a theoretical model linking the informational use of Internet-based social media (specifically, Facebook) with civic competencies and intentions for future civic engagement, taking into account the mediating role of civic discussions with family and friends and sharing the news online. Participants were 114 Italian high school students aged 14-17 years (57 % boys… CONTINUE READING
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