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Information and Communication Technologies and Well-Being



Year of publication 2022
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Description This chapter focuses on the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in children's and adolescents’ psychological, social, and physical well-being. Though we primarily focus on the impact on well-being, we put emphasis on the depiction of the complex relationships among ICT use, well-being, and other influential factors. This is illustrated in an introductory conceptual model of inter-relationships between children's and adolescents’ characteristics, types of ICT use, and the short- and long-term effects on well-being. Using several selected indicators for well-being, we explain the mechanisms of how ICT impacts well-being (and vice versa) and how the different well-being indicators can be situated within a research framework. We also comment on the methodological challenges of current and future research on ICT and well-being.
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