Understanding the role of extracurricular activities in socioemotional development and its impact on young people digital involvement: an exploratory study

Bárbara Nobre*, Luísa Campos, Marta Tavares, Maria Dias, Lurdes Veríssimo, Pedro Dias, Catarina Morais, Gary Jones, Jordi Bernal

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Abstract

Young people spend a significant amount of time online, which brings both risks and opportunities (e.g., Hamilton et al., 2021). Since not all risks lead to actual harm, the aim is to identify key protective factors in order to empower young people in their use of technology (e.g., Campos et al., 2021). Recently, studies focused on the impact of young people's use of digital media have emphasised the importance of the socioemotional skills of the person behind the device (e.g., Odgers & Jensen, 2020). Contexts such as extracurricular activities can take on particular importance because of the role they play in young people's socioemotional development (e.g., Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning [CASEL], 2015, 2022; Fredricks & Eccles, 2006), as described earlier, and it is important to understand how and why this happens.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
EventIFCU 7th International Psychology Congress "Psychology in Dialogue: Three paths, one goal" - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 7 Jul 20229 Jul 2022

Conference

ConferenceIFCU 7th International Psychology Congress "Psychology in Dialogue: Three paths, one goal"
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period7/07/229/07/22

Keywords

  • Extracurricular activities
  • electronic media
  • life competencies
  • sport

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