Holly Scott

Holly Scott
University of Glasgow | UofG · School of Psychology and Neuroscience

PhD

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Introduction
Education
September 2015 - September 2016
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • Research Methods of Psychological Science
September 2009 - June 2015
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • Psychology/French

Publications

Publications (16)
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This study examined how social media use related to sleep quality, self-esteem, anxiety and depression in 467 Scottish adolescents. We measured overall social media use, nighttime-specific social media use, emotional investment in social media, sleep quality, self-esteem and levels of anxiety and depression. Adolescents who used social media more –...
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Objectives: Over 90% of adolescents now use social media, and with considerable pressure to be constantly connected, young people are particularly susceptible to experiencing ‘fear of missing out’ when they are offline (Przybylski, Murayama, DeHaan & Gladwell, 2013). This study explores how a strong emotional connection to sites and fear of missing...
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Adolescence is often characterised by changes in sleep patterns, with reports that the average adolescent does not get the recommended sleep time. Recent qualitative research has identified the use of electronics at bedtime and engagement with social media platforms as barriers to gaining sufficient time and quality of sleep during adolescence. A s...
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Background There is a pressing need to update sleep models, education and treatment to better reflect the realities of sleep in a 24/7 connected social world. Progress has been limited to date by available measurement tools, which have largely focused on the frequency or duration of individuals’ social media use, without capturing crucial sleep-rel...
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Adolescence is characterized by substantial biological, emotional, and, importantly, social change. This has led to interest into the links between adolescent social media use and sleep, which is crucial during this developmental phase. In much research, however, the measures used are inadequate at properly quantifying adolescents’ unique relations...
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There is a pressing need to update sleep models, education and treatment to better reflect the realities of sleep in a 24/7 connected social world. Progress in this area has been limited to date by available measurement tools, which have largely restricted their focus to recording the frequency or duration of individuals’ social media use, without...
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Purpose of Review Sleep and mental health researchers are increasingly recognising the need to update our approaches to understanding the unique social, emotional and cognitive aspects of social media use, rather than simply considering it as just another hour of total daily “screen time”. In this review, we highlight some recent developments in th...
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Purpose of Review Screens are a permanent feature of life today and we have reached an interesting juncture with different research agendas investigating the biological and cognitive aspects of screen use separately. This review argues that it is timely and indeed essential that we bring together these research areas to fully understand both positi...
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Objectives: Bedtime social media use is associated with poor sleep during adolescence, which in turn contributes to poor mental health, impaired daytime functioning and lower academic achievement. However, the underlying drivers for these bedtime social media habits remain understudied. This study adds an adolescent perspective on motivations for...
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Objectives This study examines associations between social media use and multiple sleep parameters in a large representative adolescent sample, controlling for a wide range of covariates. Design The authors used cross-sectional data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a large nationally representative UK birth cohort study. Participants Data from 1...
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This study expands knowledge on the effects of technology use on sleep by (1) focusing onsocial media use in an adult sample, (2) investigating the difference between overall andnighttime-specific social media use with regards to sleep, and (3) exploring a vulnerabilityperspective. For the latter, the moderating roles of gender, age, and habitual s...
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Objectives This study examines associations between social media use and multiple sleep parameters in a large representative adolescent sample, controlling for a wide range of covariates.DesignThe authors used cross-sectional data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a large nationally representative UK birth cohort study.ParticipantsData from 11,872...
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Bedtime social media use is associated with poor sleep during adolescence, which in turn contributes to poor mental health, impaired daytime functioning and lower academic achievement. However, the underlying drivers for these bedtime social media habits remain understudied. Adolescents aged 11-17 years (n=24) participated in focus group discussion...
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Introduction: Social media use has been linked to poor adolescent sleep outcomes, but the mechanisms behind this association are not yet well understood. This study examines links between adolescents' social media habits, fear of missing out and sleep outcomes, using path analysis to evaluate a model of proposed underlying mechanisms. Methods: A...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of adolescents' motivations for social media use and how these impact on bedtime behaviours and sleep. Background: The link between social media use and poor sleep outcomes in adolescence is now well-established. However little is known about what drives adolescents’ social m...

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This project aims to develop and validate a self-report scale measuring bedtime social media behaviours and cognitions. The scale items have been developed using focus group results that highlight key drivers underlying difficulties disengaging from social media at bedtime.