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A.J.D. (Nadia) Bij de Vaate

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

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

    Nadia Bij de Vaate is a postdoctoral researcher in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. As of September 2022, she is a member of project AWeSome (Adolescents, Well-being, and Social media). This project investigates the effects of social media use on adolescent well-being using an idiographic approach. Her research interests generally include how adolescents shape who they are and how they feel resulting from the emergence and continuation of social media usage. 

    Nadia obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Science in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (cum laude). In 2017, she acquired an NWO Research Talent Grant for a PhD project to investigate how social media use impacts adolescent well-being and body image. She completed her dissertation “Unraveling social media effects: How the intertwinement of online content and user behaviors guides mental health and body image”. Her dissertation specifically focused on how variation in created and seen content on social media can impact mental health and body image differently. During her PhD trajectory, she was also a lecturer at the department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

    Expertise and research fields 

    • Social media
    • Well-Being
    • Self-presentation

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  • Research

    Research methods

    • Surveys
    • Content analysis 
    • Interviews
    • Daily diary  

    Current research projects

    Project AWeSome:  Project AWeSome stands for Adolescents, Well-being & Social Media. It aims to investigate questions about the relationship between adolescents’ social media use and their well-being.

    Research grants & honours

    NWO Research Talent Grant (finished)

  • Publications

    2024

    2023

    2022

    • Masur, P. K., Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, N. (2022). There is no easy answer: How the interaction of content, situation, and person shapes the effect of social media use on well-being. In D. Rosen (Ed.), The social media debate: Unpacking the social, psychological, and cultural effects of social media (pp. 187-202). (Routledge Debates in Digital Media Studies). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003171270-12 [details]

    2021

    2020

    • Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2020). How online self-presentation affects well-being and body image: A systematic review. Telematics and Informatics, 47, Article 101316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2019.101316
    • Veldhuis, J., Alleva, J. M., Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., Keijer, M., & Konijn, E. A. (2020). Me, my selfie, and I: The relations between selfie behaviors, body image, self-objectification, and self-esteem in young women. Psychology of Popular Media, 9, 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000206

    2019

    • Welbers, K., Konijn, E. A., Burgers, C., Bij de Vaate , A., Eden, A., & Brugman, B. (2019). Gamification as a tool for engaging student learning: A field experiment with a gamified app. E-Learning and Digital Media, 16(2), 92-109. https://doi.org/10.1177/2042753018818342
    • Yellowlees, R., Dingemans, A. E., Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2019). Face Yourself(ie): Investigating selfie-behavior in females with severe eating disorder symptoms. Computers in Human Behavior, 101, 77-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.07.018

    2018

    • Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., Alleva, J. M., Konijn, E. A., & van Hugten, C. H. M. (2018). Show your best self(ie): An exploratory study on selfie-related motivations and behavior in emerging adulthood. Telematics and Informatics, 35, 1392-1407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2018.03.010

    2023

    • van der Wal, A., Janssen, L. H. C., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2023). De plussen en minnen van social media. Jongeren aan het woord: Publieksrapport. Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://www.awesomescience.nl/publieksrapport/

    2024

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Valkenburg, P. M., Janssen, L. H. C., van der Wal, A., Keijsers, L., & Beyens, I. (2024). Social media self-effects on adolescents’ self-esteem: a 100-day diary study. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Janssen, L. H. C., Beyens, I., Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., van der Wal, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & Keijsers, L. (2024). Parent-adolescent communication in a digital world: A 100-day diary study. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    2022

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., & Veldhuis, J. (2022). Video call usage, body image, and psychopathology: The mediating role of increased self-awareness. Abstract from the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 26-30 May 2022, Paris, France.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2022). The impact of types of active and passive social media use on mental health: A cross-national panel study. Abstract from the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 26-30 May 2022, Paris, France.

    2021

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2021). How visual online self-presentation and passive exposure are related to body image and mental health in adolescents. Abstract from the 12th conference of the Media Psychology Division, Aachen, Germany.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2021). How visual online self-presentation and passive exposure are related to body image and well-being in adolescents. Abstract from 8th European Communication Conference.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2021). Types of social media use and mental health and body image among adolescents. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2021). Types of social media use in relation to mental health and body image among adolescents. Paper presented at the 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 27-31 May 2021, Virtual Conference.
    • Petropoulos Petalas, D., Konijn, E. A., Johnson, B. K., Veldhuis, J., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Burgers, C. F., Droog, E., Międzobrodzka, E. J., Balint, K. E., & van de Schoot, R. (2021). Plurality in the measurement of social media use and psychological well-being among adolescents and young adults. Paper presented at the 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 27-31 May 2021, Virtual Conference.
    • Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2021). When idealized selfies are liked: How the social context of selfies impacts appearance satisfaction and social approval. Abstract from the 12th conference of the Media Psychology Division, Aachen, Germany.

    2020

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2020). Appearance features and self-presentation choices: A large-scale Instagram content analysis. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020.
    • Konijn, E. A., Petropoulos Petalas, D., Burgers, C. F., Johnson, B. K., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., Międzobrodzka, E. J., Balint, K. E., & de Schoot, R. A. G. J. V. (2020). Social media use and psychological well-being among dutch adolescents and young-adults. Abstract from the annual Conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    2019

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2019). A systematic review on how online self-presentation impacts body image and well-being. Paper presented at the annual conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2019). Contextualization or individualization and appearance features: A large-scale Instagram content analysis. Paper presented at the 69th International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., & Konijn, E. A. (2019). The impact of self-presentation and lurking on well-being and body image: A systematic review. Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, Chemnitz, Germany.
    • Petropoulos Petalas, D., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Konijn, E. A., Burgers, C. F., Johnson, B. K., Veldhuis, J., Balint, K. E., & de Schoot, R. A. G. J. V. (2019). Dynamics of active and passive social media use: Behavioral patterns and self-reports. Paper presented at the annual Conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2019). On pictures and peers: How selfies-editing, likes, and peer comparison impact appearance satisfaction and social approval. Paper presented at the 69th International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
    • Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2019). The impact of selfie-editing, likes, and peer comparison on appearance satisfaction and social approval. Paper presented at the annual conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • Yellowlees, R., Dingemans, A., Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2019). Face Yourself(ie): Investigating selfie-behavior in females with severe eating disorder symptoms. Paper presented at the XXVth Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Chicago, Illinois.

    2018

    • Veldhuis, J., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Alleva, J. M., Keijer, M., & Konijn, E. A. (2018). How selfies connect to the self in young females: Relating selfie-behaviors, body image, and well-being. Paper presented at the annual Conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Ghent.
    • Yellowlees, R., Dingemans, A., Veldhuis, J., & Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2018). Face your self(ie): Onderzoek naar 'selfies' bij vrouwen met ernstige eetstoornis problemen. Paper presented at NAE-congres (Nederlandse Academie voor Eetstoornissen), Zwolle.

    2017

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., Alleva, J. M., Keijer, M., & Konijn, E. A. (2017). How my selfie impacts me: Interrelations between selfie-behaviors, body image, and well-being in young females. Paper presented at the 10th conference of the Media Psychology Division, Landau.

    2016

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., Alleva, J. M., Konijn, E. A., & van Hugten, C. H. M. (2016). Capturing the self(ie): Profiling the typical selfie-maker and selfie-behavior. Paper presented at annual conference Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam.
    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Veldhuis, J., Alleva, J. M., Konijn, E. A., & van Hugten, C. H. M. (2016). Show your best self(ie): An exploratory study on typical selfie-makers and their selfie-behavior. Paper presented at the 66th International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Fukuoka.

    Media appearance

    2023

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D. (2023). Unraveling social media effects: How the intertwinement of online content and user behaviors guides mental health and body image. [Thesis, fully external, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam]. Ridderprint.

    2023

    • Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., Valkenburg, P. M., Janssen, L., van der Wal, A., Keijsers, L. & Beyens, I. (3-11-2023). Data set belonging to Bij de Vaate et al. (2023). Social media self-effects on adolescents' self-esteem: A 100-day diary study. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.24476764.v1
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