Wang on Adolescent Multimedia Multitasking

November 3, 2019
Joyce Wang

Researcher and professor Zheng Wang co-authored a study that found adolescents who participate in more media multitasking are more likely to experience both positive and negative emotions toward the task at hand.

“Texting with friends while doing homework may make the homework seem more rewarding, but it may also increase a young person’s stress about getting the work done," Wang said.

Published in the Human Communication Research journal, the study was led by former Ohio State graduate student Shan Xu and co-authored by Wang and Kelsey Woods, another former Ohio State graduate student.

To learn more about the study, read Ohio State News.