Child Mediation: effective education or conflict stimulation? Adolescents’ child mediation strategies in the context of sharenting and family conflict

Gaëlle Ouvrein, Karen Verswijvel

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Abstract

This study increased the insights on child mediation by investigating whether and how adolescents use child mediation strategies in the context of their parents’ sharenting behavior and how this is related with family conflict. The results of a survey among adolescents confirmed their use of active, restrictive, and supervising child mediation strategies in the context of sharenting. Sharenting frequency of both mothers and fathers was associated with increased use of restrictive strategies. For mothers, it appeared that sharenting frequency directly and indirectly predicted more family conflict about sharenting via restrictive child mediation. For fathers, no significant effects were found from sharenting frequency on conflict about sharenting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Jesse Ligtenberg for helping with the data collection. This work was supported by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Flanders [12W1720N].

Publisher Copyright:
© Italian e-Learning Association.

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