Trends in U.S. Adolescents’ media use, 1976–2016: The rise of digital media, the decline of TV, and the (near) demise of print.

@article{Twenge2019TrendsIU,
  title={Trends in U.S. Adolescents’ media use, 1976–2016: The rise of digital media, the decline of TV, and the (near) demise of print.},
  author={Jean M. Twenge and Gabrielle N. Martin and Brian H. Spitzberg},
  journal={Psychology of Popular Media Culture},
  year={2019}
}
Studies have produced conflicting results about whether digital media (the Internet, texting, social media, and gaming) displace or complement use of older legacy media (print media such as books, magazines, and newspapers; TV; and movies). Here, we examine generational/time period trends in media use in nationally representative samples of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the United States, 1976–2016 (N 1,021,209; 51% female). Digital media use has increased considerably, with the average 12th… 
The touch-screen generation: Trends in Dutch parents’ perceptions of young children’s media use from 2012–2018
Abstract Based on a time-lag model, this study tested for changes in young children’s (1–6 years) home access and use of digital media in the 2012–2018 period as well as in their parents’ views on
The interaction of evolving media structure and life-course dynamics: the changing landscape of media use in China (2005–2015)
ABSTRACT The advent of the Internet has brought great changes in media use, yet little is known about how media use has changed in China and what leads to the overall media-use changes. Using three
Media Use Is Linked to Lower Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from Three Datasets
TLDR
Across three large surveys of adolescents in two countries, light users of digital media reported substantially higher psychological well-being than heavy users (5+ hours a day); Datasets initially presented as supporting opposite conclusions produced similar effect sizes when analyzed using the same strategy.
The Evolution of Social Media and the Impact on Modern Therapeutic Relationships
Combining the most popular social networking sites (SNS), Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and Pinterest, the number of social networking users has exceeded two billion ( Jain, 2013). The
Predicting Adolescents’ Self-Objectification from Sexualized Video Game and Instagram Use: A Longitudinal Study
A growing body of research has demonstrated negative effects of sexualization in the media on adolescents’ body image, but longitudinal studies and research including interactive and social media are
Does Adolescent Digital Technology Use Detract from the Parent-Adolescent Relationship?
TLDR
There was little consistent evidence that adolescents' quantity of daily digital technology use detracted from the amount of time they spend interacting with close others (including parents), nor that adolescent daily technology use was associated with more negative or less positive parent-adolescent interactions.
Media and Parental Communication
Both popular media and scholarship have attributed adolescents' antisocial values and behaviors in part to media usage. Nevertheless, many scholars posit that media usage can be positive in certain
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 135 REFERENCES
International trends in electronic media communication among 11- to 15-year-olds in 30 countries from 2002 to 2010: association with ease of communication with friends of the opposite sex.
TLDR
This finding contradicts research that suggests that EMC contributes to loneliness and isolation, and supports other studies that present electronic media as a powerful tool for helping to connect people.
Media time use among adolescents and young adults : analysis of differences ( * )
This study looks at the amount of time young adults and adolescents spend using different media. Based on survey data we find that they spend an average of 184.6 minutes per day consuming media. TV
Less in-person social interaction with peers among U.S. adolescents in the 21st century and links to loneliness
In nationally representative samples of U.S. adolescents (age: 13–18) and entering college students, 1976–2017 (N = 8.2 million), iGen adolescents in the 2010s (vs. previous generations) spent less
Two tests of social displacement through social media use
ABSTRACT The present manuscript presents two tests of the hypothesis that social media use decreases social interaction, leading to decreased well-being. Study 1 used the Longitudinal Study of
Changing Media Preferences?
Abstract As the Internet provides extensive sources of information and entertainment platforms, traditional forms of media have come under scrutiny ever since the early days of the information and
The Decline in Adult Activities Among U.S. Adolescents, 1976-2016.
TLDR
Few adolescents in recent years engaged in adult activities such as having sex, dating, drinking alcohol, working for pay, going out without their parents, and driving, suggesting a slow life strategy.
Children and Adolescents and Digital Media
TLDR
This technical report reviews the literature regarding opportunities and risks of digital and social media for children from birth to adulthood, and recommends an appropriate balance between screen time/online time and other activities.
IT and Activity Displacement: Behavioral Evidence from the U.S. General Social Survey (GSS)
In order to track social change during a period of the rapid advances brought about by new information technologies (IT), a targeted module of IT-relevant and Internet questions was added to the
Does the rise of the Internet bring erosion of strong ties? Analyses of social media use and changes in core discussion networks
TLDR
It is found that the CDNs of frequent social media users were more dynamic than those of less frequent users: they are more likely to both lose old and gain new ties, which suggests that Internet use is associated with more, and more dynamic, social interaction.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...