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Coming of Age Online: The Developmental Underpinnings of Girls’ Blogs

Coming of Age Online: The Developmental Underpinnings of Girls’ Blogs,10.1177/0743558409350503,Journal of Adolescent Research,Katie Davis

Coming of Age Online: The Developmental Underpinnings of Girls’ Blogs   (Citations: 2)
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Adolescent girls have emerged as the largest demographic of bloggers in the United States. In this study, the author interviewed 20 girls, aged 17 to 21, who had been blogging for 3 or more years. Consistent with previous studies involving youths’ online activities, the girls discussed their use of blogging for self-expression and peer interaction. They also observed that the content and style of their blog writing has changed considerably over the years. Their observations reflect key changes in self-development and peer relationships that typically occur during the transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Drawing on these findings, the author presents a conceptual framework that illustrates how developmental theory can illuminate our understanding of adolescents’ and emerging adults’ online behaviors.
Journal: Journal of Adolescent Research - J ADOLESCENT RES , vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 145-171, 2010
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