Are you between the ages of 18-24 and have a personal Instagram account?
Do you log on to your Instagram account at least once daily, and have daily wireless Internet access and a smartphone? Are you currently living in Canada or the United States? Are you fluent in written English? Are you able to provide a valid e-mail address?
*Young adults with a previous or current diagnosis of an eating disorder are not eligible to participate
What you will be asked to do: Fill out an online survey about your Instagram use and various psychological measures (takes approximately 30 minutes) Optional: Fill out two daily surveys per day (takes approximately 15 minutes total each day) over a period of 7 days & log on to a social media site once per day when prompted
Compensation: By participating in this study, you will have the chance to win 1 of 10 online $100 gift cards for a service of your choice (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, or PayPal)
*This study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Toronto
If you would like more information or are interested in participating in this study, please contact the primary investigator, Sarah Haller at [email protected] ronto.ca