Joris Van Ouytsel

Research assistant


Research group

Media, ICT and interpersonal relations in Organisations and Society (MIOS)


  • Dr. Joris Van Ouytsel focuses his research on the influence of digital media on romantic relationship experiences and sexuality among adolescents, from both a communication studies perspective as well as a public health perspective. He has two main research interests: 1) sexting: the exchange of self-made sexually explicit pictures and 2) cyber dating abuse: the use of digital media within romantic relationship to control, stalk or harass a romantic partner. He uses both quantitative methods (large scale longitudinal surveys; SEM and logistic regressions) as well as qualitative methods (focus group research). Joris also published studies on online self-disclosure, the use of social media, advertising literacy, and media literacy.


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