In 2021, the annual Dutch-Flemish Communication Studies conference (Etmaal) was organised online (February 4-5, 2021), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following studies of MIOS researchers were presented at the conference:

Think positive, be positive: expressive writing changes young people’s emotional reactions towards a stressful event

by Sofie Mariën, Karolien Poel, Heidi Vandebosch

Why people seek nutrition information: A uses and gratifications approach

by Jules Vrinten, Charlotte De Backer, Kathleen Van Royen, Sara Pabian, Christophe Matthys

Physical activity behaviors during the last weeks of Belgium’s first (semi) lockdown

by Carmem Meira Cunha, Michelle Symons, Nathalie Dens, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch

Do high and moderate food literate young adults differ in media use to search for recipes and nutrition advice, during COVID-19?

by Lauranna Teunissen, Paulien Decorte, Isabelle Cuykx, Christophe Matthys, Heidi Vandenbosch, Karolien Poels, Tim Smits, Sara Pabian, Charlotte De Backer, Kathleen Van Royen

Cheers to you: a profile analysis of those entering e-drinking and e-dining during the Covid-19 crisis in Belgium

by Katrien Maldoy, Karolien Poels & Charlotte De Backer

Effectively harnessing lifestyle influencers to promote (green) products: investigating the varying impact of influencer type and message framing on advertising effectiveness

by Roseline van Gogh, Karolien Poels, Michel Walrave

“I am here just to read.” How native ad characteristics influence readers’ perception of a news site, advertisers and native ads

by Dorien Luyckx, Karolien Poels, Tim Smits, Steve Paulussen

The impact of COVID-19 on recipe use amongst different consumer segments

by Isabelle Cuykx, Lauranna Teunissen, Paulien Decorte, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Hilde Van den Bulck, Heidi Vandebosch, Charlotte De Backer

“Sweetness wins from bitterness.” Hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences of a humorous human-interest programme

by Anouk De Ridder, Alexander Dhoest, Heidi Vandebosch, Tim Kreutz

Young adult recipe influencers and choice motivations during COVID-19.

by Paulien Decorte, Lauranna Teunissen, Isabelle Cuykx, Karolien Poels, Tim Smits, Christophe Matthys, Heidi Vandenbosch, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Charlotte De Backer

Exposure to Social Media Food Messages is Associated with Perceived Food Norms and Eating among Flemish Adolescents

by Yara Qutteina, Lotte Hallez, Maxime Raedschelders, Charlotte De Backer, Tim Smits

Love the Way You Lie

by Amber Peeters, Gaëlle Ouvrein

For more information about the studies, please contact the authors