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Do I question what influencers sell me? Integration of critical thinking in the advertising literacy of Spanish adolescents

Autores: Feijoo, B. (Autor de correspondencia); Zozaya, L.; Sádaba Chalezquer, Charo
ISSN: 2662-9992
Volumen: 10
Número: 1
Páginas: 363
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Engaging with influencer posts has become a prevalent practice among adolescents on social media, exposing them to the combined elements of promotional content and entertainment in influencer marketing. However, the versatile and appealing nature of this content may hinder adolescents' ability to engage in critical thinking and accurately interpret this hybrid form of advertising. This study aims to investigate adolescents' capacity to critically process persuasive content shared by influencers, utilizing the five components of digital critical thinking outlined by Van Laar (2019): clarification, evaluation, justification, linking of ideas, and novelty. To analyze minors' online experiences, a qualitative approach was employed involving twelve discussion groups with a total of 62 children and adolescents aged 11 to 17 in Spain. The findings indicate that the exercise of critical thinking in response to influencer marketing is closely associated with the cognitive and affective dimensions of advertising literacy in adolescents, while wamong them.