Young People’s Digital Maturity: Development and Initial Validation of the Digital Maturity Inventory
DIGYMATEX researcher Franziska Laaber presented presented a poster titled “Young People’s Digital Maturity: Development and Initial Validation of the Digital Maturity Inventory (DIMI)”, at the 19th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 2023, in Kraków, Poland.
The poster summarized their work on developing the DIMI as a new measure to study adolescents’ digital maturity, which has recently been published in Computers in Human Behavior (Laaber et al., 2023).
The DIMI scale was developed and validated by DIGYMATEX researchers from the University of Vienna and Aarhus University and it proved to be a reliable and valid measure to study young people’s digital technology use.
Digital Maturity: Developing a Comprehensive Understanding and Multi-dimensional Digital Maturity Scale for Adolescents
DIGYMATEX researcher Franziska Laaber presented the project’s proposed Digital Maturity Index at the 52nd congress of the German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs), held at the University of Hildesheim on September 10-15, 2022.
Called the Digital Maturity Inventory (DIMI), the scale was developed and validated by the DIGYMATEX team, including Laaber, Arnd Florack and Teresa Koch, all of the University of Vienna, and Marco Hubert of Aarhus University, in a research project made available pre-publication.
Digital inequalities, social background and adolescent outcomes in Ireland
DIGYMATEX researchers, Melissa Bohnert and Pablo Gracia, presented a project poster on “Digital inequalities, social background and adolescent outcomes in Ireland”, at the Spring 2022 RC28 Conference on Social Stratification and Mobility, “Social Stratification and Social Policy for a Post-Covid19 World”.
The RC28 2022 meeting took place at the London School of Economics, UK, from April 21-23, 2022, and was hosted by the Department of Social Policy.
We are happy that our efforts were recognized at this conference and that the paper by Bohnert and Gracia received the Poster Finalist Recognition, making it within the top five finalist posters.
Self-restraint in the mobile era: Adolescent differences in digital maturity and eating behaviour
DIGYMATEX researchers, Ragnhild Eg, Martina Galler, Ida Synnøve Grini, Antje Gonera, and Valérie Lengard Almli, presented a project poster on “Self-restraint in the mobile era: Adolescent differences in digital maturity and eating behaviour”, at the 15th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium on Meeting new challenges in a changing world.
The researchers from Nofima surmise that mobile and food consumption could be regulated by similar self-restraint mechanisms. They assume a relationship between sensation seeking and digital maturity, that is, the literacy and competency to use digital technology constructively.