Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorDr McDonnell, Dean
dc.contributor.authorO’Hanlon, Ciara
dc.identifier.citationO’Hanlon, C. (2019). Impacts of sensationalised media articles on internet-specific parental self-efficacy. Institute of Art, Design and Technologyen_US
dc.description.abstractInformed by research linking high levels of parental self-efficacy to positive parenting practices, and acknowledging scholarly concerns on ‘moral panics’, this paper extends studies on Internet-Specific Parental Self-Efficacy (IS-PSE) in examining whether sensationalised media reporting might contribute to decreases in self-efficacy in the context of parenting in a digital environment. Using a purposive sample of parents of primary school children in Ireland (N = 210), participants were exposed to either a sensationalised or a balanced media article, observing changes in IS-PSE scores. Although to varying extents, the results of this research provide some support for concerns regarding the impact of sensationalised reporting on IS-PSE, with findings identifying those most likely impacted. In doing so, the study also quantifies the positive impact of the provision of balanced information on levels of IS-PSE. Informed by this current study, opportunities for continued research are considered.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectParental self-efficacy, Positive parenting practices, Sensationalised media reportingen_US
dc.titleImpacts of sensationalised media articles on internet-specific parental self-efficacyen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Art, Design and Technologyen_US
dc.subject.departmentMSc in Cyberpsychologyen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International