In 2022, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel organises the annual Dutch-Flemish Communication Studies conference (Etmaal), which will be hosted online  due to the COVID-19 pandemic (February 10-11, 2022). The following studies of MIOS researchers will be presented at the conference:

The effectiveness of using a two-sided health message and stressing freedom of choice to reduce reactance and increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake

by Toni Claessens, Simone Krouwer, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch

ICT interventions to support victims of online sexual harassment: A systematic review

by Yuyin Tan, Karolien Poels, Sara Pabian, Heidi Vandebosch

Eudaimonia and Digital Games: A Systematic Review

by Rowan Daneels, Heidi Vandebosch, Michel Walrave

I can(not) handle this: positive versus negative personal narratives and readers' emotions and coping self-efficacy

by Sofie Mariën, Heidi Vandebosch, Karolien Poels

What makes the haters hate? A Delphi study to construct an ecological model on risk facotrs for online hate perpetration

by Ina Weber, Heidi Vandebosch, Karolien Poels, Sara Pabian

Bored to the ad? Howe boredom affects the evalaution of social media advertising

by Jolien De Schepper, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch

How does a brand's CSR reputation influences the impact of native advertising with commercial or CSR content on consumers' attitudes and behaviour?

by Dorien Luyckx, Karolien Poels, Tim Smits

Could you show me the path(s) to sustainable apparel? An application of the Protoype Willingness Model to slow fashion consumption behavior

by Roos van Gogh, Yani Bats, Michel Walrave, Karolien Poels

If a message can make you laugh, can it also make you physically active?

by Michelle Symons, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch, Konrad Rudnick, Clara Cutello

Santé! How digital commensality relates to psychological wellbeing during the COVID-10 pandemic, and why it cannot equal everyday offline commensality

by Katrien Maldoy, Karolien Poels, Lauranna Teunissen, Isabelle Cuykx, Paulien Decorte, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Charlotte De Backer

Talk of shame: A quantitative study into adolescents' intentions to celebrity appearance-shaming based on an extended version of Theory of Planned Behavior

by Gaëlle Ouvrein

Mass Communication about Radon: A Systematic Review of Mass Media Communication to Promote Radon Protective Behavior

by Sofie Apers, Heidi Vandebosch, Tanja Perko

Food media, uhm, come again? A scoping review to define food media, food content, and food media genres

by Isabelle Cuykx, Caroline Lochs, Kathleen Van Royen, Heidi Vandebosch, Hilde Van den Bulck, Sara Pabian, Charlotte De Backer

A content analysis of food influencer's communication: discovering opportunities for food literacy promotion?

by Lauranna Teunissen, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Christophe Matthys, Heidi Vandebosch, Charlotte De Backer

How is free online news a paid subscription inhibitor? An experimental study into the zero-price effect in the context of news

by Luc De Cleir, Karolien Poels, Steve Paulussen

Unwrapping the big cheese: Exploring segmented differences and shifts in influential recipe sources among young adults during COVID-19

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

For more information about the studies, please contact the authors