This research study examines how young women communicate about and even participate in risk behavior (e.g., substance use, sexual activity) via the Internet.
This study involves capturing and storing your social media activity for the past 6 months using secure software and completing an online survey.
What you will do: Participation in the study typically takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and is entirely confidential. The primary purpose of this study is to examine what risky health behavior (e.g., substance use, sexual behavior) looks like on a digital platform (i.e., social media posts). Secondary interests involve examining a variety of other health behaviors (e.g., depression, anxiety) and what they look like when communicated via the Internet.
Who can be in the study: To participate in this study, you must be 1) young minority female (e.g., Black/African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian, and/or Pacific Islander), (2) 18-25 years old, (3) speak English, (4) report sexual activity in the past 6 months, (5) UNC Charlotte student, (6) own a smartphone, and (7) primary resident of North Carolina.
Compensation: You will receive 1 SONA credit and $5 for participation in this study.
If you are interested in the opportunity to participate in this study, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and see if you are eligible to be in the study.