The research methodology is the filling out of a diary, suggesting a qualitative description by the respondent himself of his affairs per day, divided into time intervals of 3 hours from 7:00 to 01:00. The diary covers 18 hours of waking hours, some of which may be occupied by sleep. In addition to the qualitative description, the respondents in each time period were supposed to answer a number of questions about what digital devices they used, what exactly they did using the Internet, as well as an assessment of their mood. The descriptions were analyzed using content analysis, with the discussion and agreement of the selected categories by a group of experts.
Period of the event2019
The main results of the study:
The teenagers in the study are daily Internet users – the vast majority (97%) logged on to the Internet every day or almost every day.
According to the amount of time spent on the Internet per day, four groups were identified, which turned out to be approximately equal in terms of the number of respondents. Every third spent on the Internet on average 4-5 hours (32%), every fourth – from 6 to 8 hours (27%), approximately every fifth is either quite moderate – up to 3 hours, or is hyperactive in relation to the Internet, spending more than 9 hours daily (23% and 18%, respectively).