Digital skills are considered critical for functioning in contemporary society, yet there are differences between adolescents’ skills depending on demographic and socioeconomic variables. This study, utilising data from six EU countries (N = 6221; Mage = 14.5; SD = 1.4), takes a person-oriented approach to examine adolescents digital skill profiles and associations with socioeconomic, digital activity, and socioemotional antecedents. Using latent profile analyses with tests of similarity across countries, we identified five profiles: All-rounders, Informationists, Content Creators, Communicators, and No high skills. The All-rounders reported the highest proportions of skills at a high level (~77–87%) across all dimensions and performed best across digital knowledge items, but Communicators were the largest profile across countries which showed adept acquisition (~67%) of high skills only regarding communication and interaction skills. Among the most important antecedents predicting high digital skills were being male, using computers, and having strong self-efficacy.

Hietajärvi, L., Mascheroni, G., Waechter, N., Järvinen, J., Salmela-Aro, K., Latent profiles of adolescents’ digital skills across six European countries, <<NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY>>, N/A; (N/A): 1-23. [doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448241258704] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/281136]

Latent profiles of adolescents’ digital skills across six European countries

Mascheroni, Giovanna;
2024

Abstract

Digital skills are considered critical for functioning in contemporary society, yet there are differences between adolescents’ skills depending on demographic and socioeconomic variables. This study, utilising data from six EU countries (N = 6221; Mage = 14.5; SD = 1.4), takes a person-oriented approach to examine adolescents digital skill profiles and associations with socioeconomic, digital activity, and socioemotional antecedents. Using latent profile analyses with tests of similarity across countries, we identified five profiles: All-rounders, Informationists, Content Creators, Communicators, and No high skills. The All-rounders reported the highest proportions of skills at a high level (~77–87%) across all dimensions and performed best across digital knowledge items, but Communicators were the largest profile across countries which showed adept acquisition (~67%) of high skills only regarding communication and interaction skills. Among the most important antecedents predicting high digital skills were being male, using computers, and having strong self-efficacy.
2024
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Hietajärvi, L., Mascheroni, G., Waechter, N., Järvinen, J., Salmela-Aro, K., Latent profiles of adolescents’ digital skills across six European countries, <<NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY>>, N/A; (N/A): 1-23. [doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448241258704] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/281136]
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