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New review questions the validity of research on the impact of screen time on mental health – News-Medical.Net

University researchers have carried out the largest systematic review and meta-analysis to date of how people’s perceptions of their screen time compare with what…

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University researchers have carried out the largest systematic review and meta-analysis to date of how people’s perceptions of their screen time compare with what they do in practice, finding estimates of usage were only accurate in about five per cent of studies.
The international team say this casts doubt on the validity of research on the impact of screen time on mental health, and its influences on government policy, as the vast majority rely on participants to estimate (self-report) how long…

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