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Digital Media Literacy: Cyber Wellness of Singapore Youths and Adults

Principal Investigator (PI): Assoc Prof Shirley Ho

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Assoc Prof May O. Lwin

Collaborators: Nil

Funding Agency: Media Development Authority

Start Date: Feb 2014

End Date: On-going

Abstract: The objective of the study is to fill in the research gap by conducting two studies to examine the cyber wellness of Singaporeans. The main study will examine social media addiction among youths (aged 13-18 years) and adult Singaporeans (aged between 19 and 50 years). The youths will consist of students from secondary schools and junior colleges. The supplementary study will assess control of indiscriminate information disclosure and privacy protection behavior on online social media among youths. The theory of planned behavior will be applied to these studies and survey method will be used to collect data for the project.