Through a series of 4 studies (focus group discussions involving social media users and 3 nationally representative online surveys) conducted in Singapore, we identify 4 types of competencies in which social media literacy can manifest: technical, social, privacy related, and informational. Using a sequential, exploratory mixed-methods approach, we first identified literacy events and practices that were grounded in social media users’ actual experiences through a series of focus group discussions. Then, based on the qualitative results, we developed and tested a perceived social media literacy (PSML) scale through a series of 3 national online surveys, where we found disparities in PSML based on socioeconomic factors.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||International Journal of Communication|
|State||Published - 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
1 This study was funded
by the main researcher’s Tier 1 Academic Grant (No. RG151/15) from the Singapore
© 2021. (Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Andrew Z. H. Yee, Jeremy Ong, Duan Xu, Zheng Han, Chew Chee Han Matthew, Janelle Shaina Hui Yi Ng, Cui Min Lim, Lydia Rui Jun Cheng and Marie Ysa Cayabyab). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd). Available at http://ijoc.org.
- digital literacy
- media literacy
- mixed methods
- social media