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dr. I. (Ine) Beyens

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Youth & Media Entertainment
Photographer: Jan Mertens

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Ine Beyens is an Assistant Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is affiliated with the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM) and a member of the Consortium on Individual Development of the NWO Gravitation Program. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, Ine worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the School for Mass Communication Research at KU Leuven (Belgium), where she earned her PhD (2015). Since 2018, she serves as the secretary of the Children, Adolescents, and the Media division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

    Ine’s research focuses on how screen media affect the development of children and adolescents, with a special focus on how parents monitor and manage their children’s attention and responses to media. Her current work focuses on how parents negotiate and monitor adolescents’ social media use, and how they may support the positive influences and counteract the negative influences of social media on adolescents’ well-being. Ine is a member of Project AWeSome, an interdisciplinary collaboration that investigates the effects of adolescents’ social media use on their well-being. She uses novel methods, including experience sampling methods and tracking of digital footprints, to collect intensive longitudinal data that capture what adolescents do, feel, and think during their daily life. Ine has received several top-paper awards from the International Communication Association.

  • Publications

    2020

    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors. Communication Research, 47, 1228-1245. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650218782300
    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Scientific Reports, 10, [10763]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67727-7
    • Rodriguez Hidalgo, C. T., Tan, E. S. H., Verlegh, P. W. J., Beyens, I., & Kühne, R. J. (2020). Don’t stress me now: Assessing the regulatory impact of face-to-face and online feedback prosociality on stress during an important life event. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcmc/zmaa006

    2019

    2018

    • Beyens, I., Valkenburg, P. M., & Piotrowski, J. T. (2018). Screen media use and ADHD-related behaviors: Four decades of research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(40), 9875-9881. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1611611114 [details]
    • Meeus, A., Beyens, I., Geusens, F., Sodermans, A. K., & Beullens, K. (2018). Managing positive and negative media effects among adolescents: Parental mediation matters-but not always. Journal of Family Communication, 18(4), 270-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2018.1487443 [details]
    • Nathanson, A. I., & Beyens, I. (2018). The relation between use of mobile electronic devices and bedtime restistance, sleep duration, and daytime sleepiness among preschoolers. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 16(2), [202-219]. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2016.1188389 [details]
    • Nathanson, A. I., & Beyens, I. (2018). The role of sleep in the relation between young children’s mobile media use and effortful control. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12196 [details]

    2017

    • Beyens, I., & Beullens, K. (2017). Parent-child conflict about children’s tablet use: The role of parental mediation. New Media & Society, 19(12), 2075-2093. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816655099 [details]
    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2017). Understanding children’s television exposure from a life logistics perspective: A longitudinal study of the association between mothers’ working hours and young children’s television time. Communication Research, 44(5), 691-716. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650215607600
    • Rousseau, A., Beyens, I., Eggermont, S., & Vandenbosch, L. (2017). The dual role of media internalization in adolescent sexual behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(6), 1685-1697. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-016-0902-4 [details]

    2016

    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Dark climates and media use in the family: The associations among child temperament, maternal mental well-being, and the frequency of mothers' use of television viewing to soothe their children. In L. N. Olson, & M. A. Fine (Eds.), The darker side of family communication: the harmful, the morally suspect, and the socially inappropriate (pp. 87-107). (Lifespan communication: Children, families, and aging; No. 5). New York: Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/978-1-4539-1743-5 [details]
    • Beyens, I., Eggermont, S., & Nathanson, A. I. (2016). Understanding the relationship between mothers’ attitudes toward television and children’s television exposure: A longitudinal study of reciprocal patterns and the moderating role of maternal stress. Media Psychology, 19(4), 638-665. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2016.1142383 [details]
    • Beyens, I., Frison, E., & Eggermont, S. (2016). "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing": Adolescents' Fear of Missing Out and Its Relationship to Adolescents' Social Needs, Facebook Use, and Facebook Related Stress. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.083 [details]
    • Beyens, I., Vandenbosch, L., Bekalu, M. A., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Adolescents’ conformity to the television viewing behaviour of their classmates: a longitudinal study. Young, 24(4), 290-308. https://doi.org/10.1177/1103308815618506 [details]
    • Vandenbosch, L., Beyens, I., Vangeel, L., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Online communication predicts Belgian adolescents’ initiation of romantic and sexual activity. European Journal of Pediatrics, 175(4), 509-516. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-015-2666-6 [details]

    2015

    • Beyens, I., Vandenbosch, L., & Eggermont, S. (2015). Early adolescent boys’ exposure to Internet pornography: relationships to pubertal timing, sensation seeking, and academic performance. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(8), 1045-1068. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431614548069 [details]

    2014

    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2014). Prevalence and predictors of text-based and visually explicit cybersex among adolescents. Young, 22(1), 43-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/0973258613512923
    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2014). Putting young children in front of the television: Antecedents and outcomes of parents’ use of television as a babysitter. Communication Quarterly, 62(1), 57-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2013.860904
    • Vandenbosch, L., & Beyens, I. (2014). Sexually oriented television viewing and adolescents’ attitude toward uncommitted sexual exploration: The moderating role of sensation seeking and gender. Journal of Children and Media, 8, 183-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2014.885311

    2012

    • Van Hemelen, N., Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2012). Het verband tussen reclame, gezinsconflicten en teleurstelling bij kinderen. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 40(3), 290-301.

    2019

    • van Driel, I. I., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). 'Posten, scrollen, appen en snappen': Jongeren (14-15 jaar) en social media in 2019. Amsterdam: Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
    • van Driel, I., Pouwels, L., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. (2019). Posting, scrolling, chatting & snapping: Youth (14–15) and social media in 2019. Amsterdam: Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

    2013

    • Beyens, I. (2013). A handbook of media and communication research: Qualitative and quantitative methodologies, 2nd edition [Review of: K.B. Jensen (2012) A handbook of media and communication research: Qualitative and quantitative methodologies, 2nd edition]. Communications : The European Journal of Communication Research, 38(4), 445-449.

    2020

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The association between social media use and well-being among adolescents: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at 70th International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The association between social media use and well-being among adolescents. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., Pouwels, J. L., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Adolescent well-being in a digital world. Paper presented at 70th International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Adolescents’ well-being in a social media world. Poster session presented at the 18th Biennal meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), San Diego, CA, United States.

    2019

    • Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). Parental mediation in adolescence: A comparative study of parent and adolescent reports. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). Parental monitoring of media in adolescence: A parent-child study. Paper presented at 69th International Communication Association Conference, Washington, United States.
    • Rodriguez Hidalgo, C. T., Tan, E. S. H., Verlegh, P. W. J., Beyens, I., & Kühne, R. J. (2019). Don’t stress me now: The impact of face-to-face and online feedback prosociality on stress during an important life event. Paper presented at 69th International Communication Association Conference, Washington, United States.
    • van Driel, I. I., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). Social media use and emotional well-being among adolescents. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Emotions, Well-Being, and Health, Tilburg, Netherlands.

    2018

    • Beyens, I., & Piotrowski, J. (2018). Developmental trajectories of parental media mediation across childhood. Paper presented at 68th International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Beyens, I., & Piotrowski, J. (2018). Developmental trajectories of parental media mediation across childhood. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Gent, Belgium.
    • Nathanson, A. I., & Beyens, I. (2018). Associations between television exposure and executive function among 12-18-month-old infants. Paper presented at 68th International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

    2017

    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Assessing intraindividual relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors.. Paper presented at Consortium on Individual Development Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors: Assessing transactional relationships. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Screen media use and ADHD-related behaviors in children and adolescents: Four decades of research. Paper presented at 67th International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, United States.
    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors. Paper presented at 67th International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, United States.

    2016

    • Beullens, K., Sodermans, A., & Beyens, I. (2016). Enhancing positive and mitigating negative media effects among adolescents: Parental mediation matters - but not always. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Beyens, I., & Frison, E. (2016). The associations of adolescents' fear of missing out with social needs, Facebook use, and stress. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Beyens, I., Frison, E., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Predictors and outcomes of adolescents’ fear of missing out and Facebook use. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., Vangeel, L., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Visiting chat rooms, dating websites, and erotic contact websites predicts adolescents' romantic and sexual activity. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Nathanson, A. I., & Beyens, I. (2016). The relation between mobile electronic device use and preschoolers' executive function: Identifying mediators and moderators. Poster session presented at Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children's Development, Irvine, United States.
    • Rousseau, A., Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2016). Do media light their fire? The dual role of sexualizing media in adolescent sexual behavior. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

    2015

    • Beyens, I. (2015). Children’s temperament, maternal mental distress, and mothers’ motivations to use television with their children. Paper presented at 65th International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    • Beyens, I., & Beullens, K. (2015). The relationship between children's tablet use and parent-child conflict: The moderating role of parental mediation. Paper presented at 65th International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    • Beyens, I., Eggermont, S., & Nathanson, A. I. (2015). Maternal stress as a moderator of the relationship between mothers’ attitudes and children’s television viewing. Paper presented at 65th International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    • Beyens, I., Eggermont, S., & Nathanson, A. I. (2015). Reciprocal relations between mothers' attitudes toward TV and children's TV viewing: The moderating role of maternal stress. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Nathanson, A. I., & Beyens, I. (2015). Mobile electronic devices and sleep quality among preschoolers. Paper presented at 65th International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    2014

    • Beyens, I. (2014). Maternal predictors of young children’s television exposure: Findings from a panel study of mothers’ structural life circumstances. Paper presented at 64th International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, United States.
    • Beyens, I. (2014). The relationship between parents’ cognitions and children’s television viewing: Implications for interventions that reduce television viewing. Paper presented at 64th International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, United States.
    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2014). Understanding parental predictors of children’s television viewing. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Wageningen, Netherlands.

    2013

    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2013). The relationship between parental work demands and children’s television time. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Vandenbosch, L. P., & Beyens, I. (2013). The impact of television viewing, sensation seeking and gender on adolescents’ attitude toward uncommitted sexual exploration. Paper presented at 63rd International Communication Association Conference, London, United Kingdom.

    2012

    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2012). Parents’ use of television as a babysitter for young children. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Leuven, Belgium.
    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2012). Predictors and consequences of using television as a babysitter for young children. Paper presented at 62nd International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, United States.
    • Van Hemelen, N., Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2012). Het verband tussen reclame, gezinsconflicten en teleurstelling bij kinderen: Een vergelijking tussen de impact van reclame gericht op kinderen en reclame gericht op volwassenen. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Leuven, Belgium.
    • Vandenbosch, L. P., Bekalu, M. A., Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2012). The influence of peers on adolescents’ television viewing behavior: Conformity to close peers’ television preferences. Paper presented at 62nd International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, United States.

    2011

    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2011). Adolescents’ (active) role in sexually oriented computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at 61st International Communication Association Conference, Boston, United States.
    • Beyens, I., & Eggermont, S. (2011). Attention and intensity of play as a function of television exposure in very young children. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Enschede, Netherlands.

    2010

    • Beyens, I., De Winter, T., & Eggermont, S. (2010). Adolescents' involvement in sexually-oriented computer-mediated communication: The (active) role of adolescents in sexual online behaviour. Paper presented at e-Youth Conference, Antwerpen, Belgium.

    Award

    • Beyens, I. (2018). Top Paper Award for the paper "Associations between television exposure and executive function among 12-18-month-old infants".
    • Beyens, I., Piotrowski, J. & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). Top Paper Award.
    • Beyens, I. & Eggermont, S. (2015). Top Student-led Paper Award: Maternal stress as a moderator of the relationship between mothers' attitudes and children's television viewing.
    • Vandenbosch, L. P. & Beyens, I. (2013). Top Student Paper Award awarded by the Children, Adolescents and the Media Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), London, UK, for the paper "The impact of television viewing, sensation seeking and gender on adolescents’ attitude toward uncommitted sexual exploration".

    2015

    • Beyens, I. (2015). Understanding young children's television exposure: An investigation into the role of structural family circumstances. Leuven, Belgium.

    2020

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L. & Valkenburg, P. M. (22-7-2020). Dataset belonging to Beyens et al. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12497990.v1.
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