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Digital Well-Being at Work

The Assistant Professorship for Communication Science is part of the Institute of Labor Market and Socioeconomics at the School of Business, Economics and Society of the FAU. The professorship investigates the positive and negative consequences of digital communication (e.g., via smartphones and social media) for users’ mental health/well-being and self-regulation (e.g., usage habits and self-control). The current research focusses on users’ digital well-being at the interface of work and leisure, for instance, digital stress, availability pressures, or using media to procrastinate during work from home.

In his research, Adrian Meier works theory-driven, with a focus on media psychological and quantitative empirical approaches. Methodological foci are short-term longitudinal designs (diary & experience sampling studies), systematic literature reviews (scoping review, overviews, meta-analyses), and fostering open science practices (e.g., preregistration).