Research Gaps and Measurement Challenges for Studying the Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health

by Steven Martino, Rebecca L. Collins, Rebecca Shaw

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Abstract

An expert panel was convened, consisting of individuals with expertise in the areas of media use and its measurement, adolescent sexual health, and media effects on sexual health. Panelists were also expert in the use of new media in sexual health interventions. One goal was to identify gaps and set priorities for future research in the area of new media use and its links to adolescent sexual health. Another was to discuss measurement and design issues with an eye to the development of valid and reliable measures of adolescent new media use that might be helpful in the study and promotion of adolescent sexual health.

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