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Does the use of social media affect the well-being of adolescents?

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Does the use of social media affect the well-being of adolescents?

May 2024

Science
Isabel Rodríguez de Dios and Emma Rodero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

Eight out of every ten adolescents consume contents on social media every day, but their well-being is more related with their experiences on social media than their frequency of use.

Youth perception of carbon inequality

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Youth perception of carbon inequality

May 2024

Science
Stefan Drews, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Málaga (Spain); Théo Konc, Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany);

What do young people think about differences in carbon footprints and to what extent do they favour or oppose policy interventions? According to this study, many of them would apply taxes to reduce inequalities.

Inequality of carbon emissions across income and age in Spain

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Inequality of carbon emissions across income and age in Spain

May 2024

Stefan Drews, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Universidad de Málaga; Théo Konc, Technical University of Berlin and Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK);

The higher the income, the higher the carbon footprint? This study shows that this is the case and that the top 1% of carbon emitters have a carbon footprint that is 7 times higher than the average.

Place your investments or place your bets? Relationship between gambling addiction and trading

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Place your investments or place your bets? Relationship between gambling addiction and trading

April 2024

Social Inclusion
Ainhoa Coloma-Carmona and José Luis Carballo, Center for Applied Psychology, Miguel Hernández University of Elche; Fernando Miró-Llinares and Jesús C. Aguerri, RÍMINA, Miguel Hernández University of Elche;

13% of Spanish people have invested in the last year, mostly in cryptocurrencies or the stock markets. What relationship exists between gaming/gambling addiction, bets in videogames, and investments in financial assets?

Do attitudes towards climate change vary with age in Spain?

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Do attitudes towards climate change vary with age in Spain?

March 2024

Science
Toni Rodon, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Marc Guinjoan, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya;

The figures from this study show that young people tend to be more concerned about climate change and often place greater importance on climate change than on the economic situation.

What factors influence suicide-related calls to 112?

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What factors influence suicide-related calls to 112?

March 2024

Science
Miriam Marco, Antonio López-Quílez, Marisol Lila, Enrique Gracia, Pablo Escobar-Hernández and María Montagud-Andrés, Universitat de València, Universitat de València;

According to a study conducted in Valencia, suicide-related calls to 112 increased during the period 2017-2022, especially in the case of women. What influence does social context have?

How did calls to 112 related with the suicide of minors evolve before and after the pandemic?

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How did calls to 112 related with the suicide of minors evolve before and after the pandemic?

March 2024

Science
Miriam Marco, Antonio López-Quílez, Marisol Lila, Enrique Gracia, Pablo Escobar-Hernández and María Montagud-Andrés, Universitat de València;

How did social isolation due to the pandemic affect young people? According to this Valencia-based study, there was a strong increase of suicide-related calls to 112. We analyse whether this impacted boys and girls equally.

Mental health in Catalonia one year into the covid-19 pandemic

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Mental health in Catalonia one year into the covid-19 pandemic

March 2024

Science
Ximena Goldberg, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals y Manolis Kogevinas, Barcelona Institute for Global Health; Rafael de Cid, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute;

What did the pandemic mean for mental health? This study, focusing on a sample of the Catalan population, reveals that in 2021 over 25% of participants presented symptoms of moderate or severe depression.

Adversities related to well-being and personal finance in Spain during the pandemic: not the same for everyone

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Adversities related to well-being and personal finance in Spain during the pandemic: not the same for everyone

March 2024

Social Inclusion
Iris Lopes-Rafegas, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Ximena Goldberg, Manolis Kogevinas and Elisa Sicuri, Institute for Global Health; Rafael de Cid, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute;

Did the pandemic affect everyone equally? On a financial level, it had a greater impact on those with lower levels of education and income. However, people with higher levels of education and incomes coped worse with social restrictions.

Teen dating violence

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Teen dating violence

March 2024

Social Inclusion
Noemí Pereda, Marta Codina and Diego A. Díaz-Faes, Universitat de Barcelona;

Among adolescents, 10.1% have been victims of controlling behaviour in their relationships and, according to this report, girls aged between 14 and 17 report suffering more control than boys.