CcaM Members Present New Research in San Juan, Puerto Rico


puertorico rotatingMany CcaM faculty, postdocs, and PhD students are presenting new research at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Running from May 21st through May 25th in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this annual competitive conference highlights some of the best communication research from around the world.  This year, CcaM researchers will deliver 22 presentations on a wide array of topics – with 3 of these presentations receiving top paper awards!

CcaM is also proud to note that two CcaM members will be receiving prestigious awards at this year’s conference.  Laura Vandenbosch is being recognized by the Children, Adolescents, and Media division for the best published article of 2014 (The role of mass media in adolescents' sexual behaviors: Exploring the explanatory value of the three-step self-objectification process) while Professor Patti Valkenburg is being awarded the  2015 Senior Scholar Award from the Children, Adolescents, and Media division of ICA. Well-deserved congratulations to both of them!

The titles and corresponding authors for each presentation are listed below.  If you would like more information about any of these presentations, or would like to obtain a copy of the associated paper, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congratulations to all our CcaM members on their excellent research!

Media multitasking and attention problems in adolescents: assessing causality 
Susanne E. Baumgartner & Jeroen Lemmens

Assessing the longitudinal relationship between Peruvian children’s TV exposure and unhealthy food consumption 
Peter Busse, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, & Ramon Diaz

The role of perceived peer norms in the relationship between media violence exposure and aggression 
Karin Fikkers, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, & Patti M. Valkenburg

Permanently problematic: Exploring when and for whom being permanently online and connected is problematic 
Niklas Johannes & Dian De Vries

The internet gaming disorder scale 
Jeroen Lemmens & Patti M. Valkenburg

Media violence and adolescents’ ADHD-related behaviors: The role of parental mediation 
Sanne Nikkelen, Helen Vossen, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, & Patti M. Valkenburg

How do ADHD-related behaviors predict children’s use and response to television? 
Sanne Nikkelen & Helen Vossen

Adolescents’ sexual media use and casual sex: An investigation of the prototype-willingness  model 
Johanna M.F. van Oosten, Jochen Peter, & Laura P. Vandenbosch

Adolescents’ sexual self-concept explains the association between their sexy online self-presentation and sexual preoccupancy 
Johanna M.F. van Oosten & Jochen Peter

Investing longtudinal relationships between sexy self-presentations on social network sites and adolescents’ sexual self-concept 
Johanna M.F. van Oosten, Jochen Peter, & Dian A. De Vries

The opportunities of creative apps in middle childhood 
Jessica Taylor Piotrowski & Laurian Meester

The relationship between media multitasking and academic achievement 
Winneke van der Schuur, Sindy R. Sumter, & Susanne E. Baumgartner

The consequencesof media multitasking for youth: A research synthesis 
Winneke van der Schuur, Susanne E. Baumgartner, Sindy R. Sumter, & Patti M. Valkenburg

Does Offline and Online Peer Victimization Make Young People Sick? Psychosomatic Complaints, Peer Victimization, and the Moderating Role of Social Support 
Sindy Sumter & Susanne E. Baumgartner

The effect of playing with video game avatars on self-objectification in adolescent boys and girls 
Laura Vandenbosch, Karolien Driesmans, Jolien Trekels, & Steven Eggermont 
*Awarded top paper in Children, Adolescents, & Media division

Antecedents of adolescents’ use of different types of sexually explicit internet material: A longitudinal study 
Laura Vandenbosch, Jochen Peter, and Johanna M.F. van Oosten

Antecedents of the intiation of accessing sexually explicity internet material: A longitudinal study 
Laura Vandenbosch & Johanna M.F. van Oosten

The longitudinal relationship between media violence and empathy: Was it sympathy all along? 
Helen Vossen, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, & Patti M. Valkenburg

Idealized self-presentation online: Relationships among anticipated online vs. offline interaction, self-presentational efficay, self-presentation, and self-esteem 
Dian A. De Vries, Joseph B. Walther, Jochen Peter, & Patti M. Valkenburg 
*Awarded top paper in Communication & Technology division

Facebook and self-perception: Individual susceptibility to negative social comparison on Facebook 
Dian A. De Vries & Rinaldo Kuehne

Adolescents’ social network site use, appearance training, and body dissatisfaction: Testing a mediation model 
Dian A. De Vries, Jochen Peter, Hanneke de Graaf, & Peter Nikken

Factors predicting internet gaming disorder: A two-wave panel study 
Sophie F. Waterloo & Jeroen Lemmens 
*Awarded top paper in Game Studies division

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