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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media (LNEP) is an international peer reviewed journal which publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning social science issues. The journal aims to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about education, psychology, communication and law issues. The journal publishes articles that are research-oriented and welcomes empirical and theoretical articles concerning micro, meso, and macro phenomena. Manuscripts that are suitable for publication in the LNEP cover domains on various perspectives of education, psychology, communication, law, and their impact on individuals, businesses and society.

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Kaiyuan Lin

With the development of the Internet, online harassment becomes a significant problem nowadays. 41% of U.S. adults have personally experienced some forms of online harassment. Two questions are examined in the paper: First, what kinds of characteristics of adults make them regard offensive content online as a big problem? Second, what kind of characteristics of adults make them prone to online harassment? The data from the American Trends Panel Wave 74 September Survey are used. Logistic regression is applied to these two questions. For the first question, choosing a closer view whether offensive content online is too often excused as not a big deal or many people take offensive content online too serious is the outcome variable with several independent variables: gender variable, age group variable, education level variable, race variable and region variable. For the second question, whether the survey respondents have experienced any kind of online harassment is the outcome variable, with gender variable, age group variable, education level variable, race variable and region variable as independent variables. The results of the models show that gender, education level, and age are all important factors for both questions.

Congqiao Wang

As social media like TikTok grows more popular in the digital age, people seem to be driven more and more by standards on social media, despite the lack of research. This study chooses to use the research method of Focus group and selects six university students from the University of Macau for research (N=6) to explore the relationship between TikTok and the body image of young adults. These participants were avid users of social media, and the final data showed gender differences, individual differences, and indirect impact differences. In the data provided by this sample, we not only saw the different effects on each participant, but also shows how young adults were indirectly affected when TikTok went mainstream.

Yinchun Pei

The aim of this study is to explore the extents of foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety experienced by Chinese postgraduate students from a university in Hong Kong in the online EMI (English Mediated Instruction) courses. 31 participants finished the questionnaires related to anxiety and answer the open-ended questions about their feelings of online EMI courses. The findings demonstrate that foreign language anxiety and technological anxiety have a negative effect on students' online EMI learning experience. Furthermore, although learners indicates that they consequently experience anxiety, they also tend to overcome foreign language anxiety by practicing English as much as possible, and they hope the universities and teachers can arrange more technological guidance before classes helping to reduce the technological anxiety. Based on these main findings, the implications are provided regarding technological use guidance and awareness.

Zongze Yue

Improving the resilience of the children in poverty is an effective way to promote their mental health. This study pointed out that in the perspective of resilience, certain support for poor children can help them overcome the adversity brought by poverty, enhance their resilience, increase the protective factors, and finally promote the development of children's personality and sociality. Out of this perspective, this study summarized and integrated the protective factors from four dimensions of personality traits, family factors, school factors and social factors. Also, the study summarized the paths to improve resilience of poor children, and found the shortcomings and gaps of the existing research, in order to provide a direction for future research.

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