Read about our latest findings and published works on digital youth and parental mediation
Lim, S. S. (2020). Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age. Oxford University Press.
Shin, W., & Lwin, M. O. (2019). Screen-Obsessed: Parenting in the Digital Age. World Scientific Publishing Co.
Shin, W. (2020). Marketing to children through digital media: Trends and issues. In L. Green, D. Holloway, K. Stevenson, T. Leaver, & L. Haddon (Eds), Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children. Rutledge, 285-294.
Shin, W. (2020). Youth media consumption and privacy risks in the digital era (Chapter 12). In M. Filimowicz and V. Tzankova (Eds.), Reimagining Communication: Experience (Vol 2). Routledge, pp. 195-208.
Yee, A. Z. H. & Sng, J. R. H. (2022). Animal Crossing and Covid-19: A qualitative study examining how video games satisfy basic psychological needs during the pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 800683. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.800683
Shin, W., & Lwin, M. O. (2022). Parental mediation of children’s digital media use in high digital penetration countries: Perspectives from Singapore and Australia. Asian Journal of Communication, published online first. doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2022.2026992
Lwin, M. O., Panchapakesan, C., Teresa, J., Cayabuab, Y., & Shin, W. (2021). Are parents doing it right? Parent and child perspectives on digital media mediation in Singapore. Journal of Family Communication, 21(4), 306-321.
Yee, A. Z. H. (2021). Examining the moderating effect of parenting style and parental guidance on children’s beliefs about food: A test of the parenting style-as-context model. Journal of Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2021.1978593
Tandoc Jr, E. C., Yee, A. Z. H., Ong, J., Lee, J., Xu, D., Han, Z., Chew, M., Ng, J. S., Lim, C. M., Cheng, L., Cayabyab, M. (2021). Developing a perceived social media literacy scale: Evidence from Singapore. International Journal of Communication, 15, 2485-2505.
Kang, H., Shin, W., & Huang, J. (2021). Teens’ privacy management on video-sharing social networking app: The roles of perceived privacy risks and parental mediation. Internet Research, 32(1), 312-334. doi:10.1108/INTR-01-2021-0005
Andrew Z. H. Yee, May O. Lwin & Shirley S. Ho (2021): Promoting Healthier Eating via Parental Communication: Development and Validation of the Active and Restrictive Parental Guidance Questionnaire (PARQ), Health Communication, 36(12), 1514-1526. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1773696
Shin, W., Lwin, M. O., Yee, A. Z. H., & Kee, K. M. (2020). The role of socialization agents in adolescents’ responses to app-based mobile advertising. International Journal of Advertising, 39(3), 365-386.
Lwin, May O., Malik, S., & Lau, J. (2020). Association between food availability and young people’s fruits and vegetables consumption: Understanding the mediation role of the theory of planned behaviour. Public Health Nutrition, 1-10.
Youn, S., & Shin, W. (2020). Adolescents’ responses to social media newsfeed advertising: The interplay of persuasion knowledge, benefit-risk assessment, and ad skepticism in explaining information disclosure. International Journal of Advertising, 39(2), 213-231.
Ho, H., Shin, W., Lwin, M. O. (2019). Social networking site use and materialistic values among youth: The safeguarding role of the parent-child relationship and self-regulation. Communication Research, 46(8), 1119-1144.
Chen, L. & Shi, J. (2019). Reducing harm from media: A meta-analysis of parental mediation. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96, 173- 193. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699018754908
Shin, W., & Kim, H. K. (2019). What motivates parents to mediate children’s use of smartphones? An application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 63(1), 144-159.
Youn, S., & Shin, W. (2019). Teens’ responses to Facebook newsfeed advertising: The effects of cognitive appraisal and social influence on privacy concerns and coping strategies. Telematics and Informatics, 38, 30-45.
Shin, W., & Huo, Y. (2019). Young Chinese WeChat users’ brand following behavior. Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia (Makara Hubs-Asia), 23(2), 134-144.
Ho, D., Shin, W. & Lwin, May O. (2019). Social Networking Site Use and Materialistic Values Among Youth: The Safeguarding Role of the Parent-child Relationship and Self-Regulation, Communication Research, 46 (8), 1119-1144
Lwin, May O., Yee, A. Z. H., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Lam, J. Y., Cayabyab, Y., S. J. Ng, Malik, S. & Vijaya K. (2019). A macro-level assessment of introducing children food advertising restrictions on children's unhealthy food cognitions and behaviors, International Journal of Advertising, Reference: IJA-2018-0104R3
Lwin, May O., Malik, S., & Lau, J. (in press). Understanding the moderating role of food availability within the theory of planned behavior in influencing children’s and youth’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Public Health Nutrition.
Ho, S., Lwin, May O., Chen, Liang, Chen, Minyi (2019), Development and Validation of a Parental Social Media Mediation Scale Across Child and Parent Samples, Internet Research. No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/INTR-02-2018-0061
Yee, A. Z. H., Lwin, May O., & Lau, J. (2019). Parental guidance and children’s fruits and vegetables consumption: Integrating the theory of planned behaviour with interpersonal antecedents. Journal of Health Communication, 24(2), 183-194.
Shin, W. (2018). Empowered parents: The role of self-efficacy in parental mediation of children’s smartphone use in the United States. Journal of Children and Media, 12(4), 465-477.
Kim, H. J., & Shin, W. (2018). The effects of message source and fear appeal on young adults’ response to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) messages in Singapore. Asian Journal of Communication, 28(2), 185-204.
Shin, W. (2017). Active mediation of television, Internet, and mobile advertising. Young Consumers, 18(4), 378-392.
Shin, W., & Lwin, M. O. (2017). How does “talking about the Internet with others” affect teenagers’ experience of online risks? The role of active mediation by parents, peers, and school teachers. New Media & Society, 19(7), 1109-1126.
Lwin, M. O., Shin, W., Yee, A. Z. H., & Wardoyo, R. J. (2017). A parental health education model of children’s food consumption: Influence on children’s attitudes, intention, and consumption of healthy and unhealthy foods. Journal of Health Communication, 22(5), 403-412.
Shin, W., & Li, B. (2017). Parental mediation of children’s digital technology use in Singapore. Journal of Children and Media, 11(1), 1-19.
Liang C., Ho, S. S. & Lwin, May O. (2017). A meta-analysis of factors predicting cyberbullying perpetration and victimization: From the social cognitive and media effects approach. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1194-1213
Ho, S. S., Lwin, May O., Lee, E. W. J. & A. Yee (2017). Understanding Factors Associated with Singaporean Adolescents’ Intention to Adopt Privacy Protection Behavior Using an Extended Theory of Planned Behavior. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(9), 572-579. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2017.0061
Lwin, May O., Malik, S., Hardinsyah, R., & Au, C. (2017). The effects of media exposure and parental mediation on fast-food consumption among Indonesian children in metropolitan and suburban. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(5), 2017: 899-905.
Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S., & Lwin, May O. (2017). Explicating problematic social network sites use—A review of concepts, theoretical frameworks and future direction for communication theorizing. New Media & Society, 19(2), 308-326. doi: 10.1177/1461444816671891
Ho, S. S., Lwin, May O., & Lee, E. W. J. (2017). Till logout do us part? Comparison of factors predicting excessive social network sites use and addiction between Singaporean adolescents and adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 632-642. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.06.002
Yee, A. Z. H., Lwin, M. O, and Ho, S. S. (2017). The influence of parental practices on child promotive and preventive food consumption behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(47). Doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0501-3
Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S., & Lwin, May O. (2017). Extending the social cognitive model – Examining external and personal antecedents of social network sites use among Singaporean adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior, 67, 240-251. doi: /10.1016/j.chb.2016.10.030
Shin, W., & Kang, H.-J. (2016). Adolescents’ privacy concerns and information disclosure online: The role of parents and the Internet. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 114-123.
Lee, E. W. J. Ho, S. S., & Lwin, May O. (2016). Explicating problematic social network sites use – A review of concepts, theoretical frameworks and future direction for communication theorizing. New Media & Society, 19(2), 308-326. doi: 10.1177/1461444816671891
Lwin, May O., Ho, S. S., Jung, Y., Wardoyo R., & Kim H. (2016). Effects of exergaming and message framing in school environment on physical activity attitude and intentions among children and adolescents, Journal of Health Communication, 21(9), 969-978.
Lwin, May O., Wirtz, J. & Stanaland, A. J. S. (2016). The privacy dyad: Antecedents of promotion- and prevention-focused online privacy behaviors and the mediating role of trust and privacy concern. Internet Research, 26(4), 919-941. doi: 10.1108/IntR-05-2014-0134
Liu, C., Ang, R. P., & Lwin, May O. (2016). Influences of narcissism and parental mediation on adolescents' textual and visual personal information disclosure in Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 82-88. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.060.
Shin, W. (2015). Parental socialization of children’s Internet use: A qualitative approach. New Media & Society, 17(5), 649-665.
Stanaland, A. J. S., Lwin, May O., Poh Y. C., & Chong C. (2015). Protecting preteens on Facebook: An exploratory examination of parental mediation strategies for children’s Facebook use in Singapore. Studies in Media & Communication, 3(1), 56-61. doi: 10.11114/smc.v3il.809.
Shin, W., & Ismail, N. (2014). Exploring the role of parents and peers in young adolescents’ risk taking on social networking sites. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17(9), 578-583.
Lwin, May O., & Malik, S. (2014). Can exergames impart health messages? Game play, framing, and drivers of physical activity among children. Journal of Health Communication, 19(2), 136-151. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2013.798372.
Li, B., Lwin, May O., & Jung, Y. (2014). Wii, myself and size: The influence of proteus effect and stereotype threat on overweight children’s exercise motivation and behavior in exergames. Games for Health, 3(1), 40-48. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0081.
Chua, P. H., Jung, Y., Lwin, May O., & Theng, Y. L. (2013). Let’s play together: Effects of video-game play on intergenerational perceptions among youth and elderly participants. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(6), 2303-2311. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.04.037.
Liu, C., Ang, R. P., & Lwin, May O. (2013). Cognitive, personality, and social factors associated with adolescents’ online personal information disclosure. Journal of Adolescence, 36(4), 629-638. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.03.2016.
Lwin, May O., Stanaland, A. J. S., & Williams, J. (2013). Dieting among young consumers in Asia: gender-specific motivators and health care marketing implications. Academy of Health Care Management Journal, 9(2), 13-25.
Shin, W., Huh, J., & Faber, R. J. (2012). Developmental antecedents to children's responses to online advertising. International Journal of Advertising, 31(4), 719-740.
Shin, W., Huh, J., & Faber, R. J. (2012). Tweens’ online privacy risks and the role of parental mediation. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56(4), 632-649.
Lwin, May O., & Malik, S. (2012). The efficacy of exergames-incorporated physical education lessons in influencing drivers of physical activity: A comparison of children and pre-adolescents. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 13(6), 756-760. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.04.013.
Lwin, May O., Anthony, D. M., Stanaland, A. J. S., & Lee, E. (2012). Online usage motives and information disclosure for preteen children. Young Consumers, 13(4), 345-356. doi: 10.1108/17473611211282590.
Lwin, May O., & Mailk, S. (2012). The role of media exposure, peers and family on body dissatisfaction amongst boys and girls. Journal of Children and Media, 6(1), 69-82. doi: 10.1080/17482798.2011.633406.
Shin, W., & Huh, J. (2011). Parental mediation of teenagers’ video game playing: Antecedents and consequences. New Media & Society, 13(6), 945-962
Lwin, May O., Li, B., & Ang, R. P. (2011). Stop bugging me: An examination of adolescents’ Protection behavior against online harassment. Journal of Adolescence, 35(1), 31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.06.007.
Peou, C., & Lwin, May O. (2011). Integrating the Internet into Cambodian higher education: Exploring students' Internet uses, attitudes and academic utilization. Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 9(2), 95-115.
Miyazaki, A., Stanaland, A. J. S., & Lwin, May O. (2009). Self-regulatory safeguards and the online privacy of preteen children: Implications for the advertising industry. Journal of Advertising, 38(4), 79-91. doi: 10.2753/joa0091-3367380406.
Stanaland, A. J. S., Lwin, May O., & Leong, S. (2009). Providing parents with online privacy information: Approaches in the US and the UK. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 43(3), 474-494. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2009.01149.x.
Lwin, May O., Stanaland, A. J. S., & Miyazaki, A. D. (2008). Protecting children’s privacy online: how parental mediation strategies affect website safeguard effectiveness. Journal of Retailing, 84(2), 205-217. doi: 10.1016/jretai.2008.04.004.
Lwin, May O., & Saw, S. M. (2007). Protecting children from myopia: A PMT perspective for improving health marketing communications. Journal of Health Communication, 12(3), 251-268. doi: 10.1080/10810730701266299.