Investigating the relationship between socio-demographic variables of parents, digital literacy and parental mediation practices in the digital age: Nigeria in focus

Ifeanyi Adigwe, Jon Mason, Nicolas Gromik

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Abstract

This study utilised a school-based survey with parent reports across 1,050 Nigerian parents to investigate the socio-demographic variables influencing parental media mediation and examine digital literacy as a mediator of demographic variables and parental mediation. The sample comprised 1,050 parents aged 25-65 who had children aged 13-18 years living with them. The participants were parents of children in the targeted schools in Lagos. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modelling (SEM) were applied to analyse the collected data to investigate the relationship among the demographic variables, parents' digital literacy, and parental mediation practices. It was revealed that the socio-demographic variables (the age and gender of parent and child, marital status and educational qualification) directly influenced parental mediation types. The indirect effect of the mediating variable offers further evidence that parents' digital literacy can enhance mediation strategies for parents in Nigerian families.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalE-Learning and Digital Media
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 2024

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