Information for participants

My name is Annie Roland and I am a fourth year Psychology student in the University of Glasgow conducting a research project for my final year dissertation, supervised by Dr Heather Cleland-Woods. Thank you for showing interest in participating in the study, your participation is valuable in gaining further understanding in the field of night-time social media use and sleep health. It is important you understand what taking part involves before participating. Please take your time to read through this information sheet before deciding whether you wish to take part.

Project title

An investigation into the relationship between social media literacy, night-time social media use and sleep quality

Brief summary

The aim of the study is to investigate what role social media literacy plays in the relationship between night-time social media use and sleep quality. Social media literacy is defined as one’s ability to think about social media content critically and assess of how realistic it is. Previous research has shown higher frequency of night-time social media use to be related to poorer sleep health, but more research is required to understand why the two are connected. This study therefore explores relationships between social media literacy, social comparison behaviour on social media, rumination tendency, and sleep quality.

Who can take part?

You can take part if you are between 16 and 25 years of age, have no diagnosed sleep conditions, and have good comprehension of the English language.

What is involved?

You will fill in a questionnaire consisting of six scales. This should take no more than 15 minutes.

How am I protected?

All data will be kept anonymous and confidential. The data will be deleted from the online platform as soon as data collection is over and then kept on a password-protected laptop solely for the use of the researcher and their supervisor. There are no forseen risks associated with taking part in this study and it is very unlikely that you will suffer any psychological harm as a result of taking part. You can withdraw from the study or have your data withdrawn at any given time without stating any reason for doing so. The data will only be used for the purposes of this study and will be destroyed after its completion.

For further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me – Annie Roland at or my supervisor Dr Heather Cleland-Woods at

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