Through a series of 4 studies (focus group discussions involving social media users and 3 nationally representative online surveys) conducted in Singapore, we identify 4 types of competencies in which social media literacy can manifest: technical, social, privacy related, and informational. Using a sequential, exploratory mixed-methods approach, we first identified literacy events and practices that were grounded in social media users’ actual experiences through a series of focus group discussions. Then, based on the qualitative results, we developed and tested a perceived social media literacy (PSML) scale through a series of 3 national online surveys, where we found disparities in PSML based on socioeconomic factors.
Cite this in APA: Tandoc Jr, E. C., Yee, A. Z. H., Ong, J., Lee, J., Xu, D., Han, Z., Chew, M., Ng, J. S., Lim, C. M., Cheng, L., Cayabyab, M. (2021). Developing a perceived social media literacy scale: Evidence from Singapore. International Journal of Communication, 15, 2485-2505.
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