The role of digital leisure in family context with adolescents

A systematic review




Digital technology, Digital leisure, Family, Positive parenting, Adolescents, Systematic review


This systematic review was carried out to provide information about the role of digital leisure in family relationships with adolescent. After conducting a search in the main databases, we present the findings of 14 articles from 2008 to 2020. Nine included articles used quantitative methodology and were theoretically based on bidirectional socialization and bottom-up technology transmission. The use of questionnaires is highlighted, and the most common sample size is parent-child dyads with adolescents in secondary education. This study evidence the importance of the role of digital leisure within the family context with adolescents and reveals a modification of family dynamics.

Author Biographies

Estefanía de los Dolores Gil García, University of La Laguna

Estefanía de los Dolores Gil García (Social Educator) is a PhD candidate at University of La Laguna. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of technology on leisure activities shared as a family. 

Pedro Francisco Alemán Ramos, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Pedro Francisco Alemán Ramos (Social Worker and Sociologist) is a PhD assistant professor the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. His research interests include family, digital technology, and education.

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana (Psychologist) is a titular professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He conducts research about family intervention and assessment, group parental education, positive parenting, family digital leisure and early school dropout.

Javier García Santana , University of La Laguna

Javier García Santana (Psychologist) is a PhD candidate at University of La Laguna. His research focuses on executive functions and video games in adolescence and early adulthood. 


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How to Cite

Gil García, E. de los D., Alemán Ramos, P. F., Martín Quintana, J. C. ., & García Santana , J. (2022). The role of digital leisure in family context with adolescents: A systematic review. TECHNO REVIEW. International Technology, Science and Society Review /Revista Internacional De Tecnología, Ciencia Y Sociedad, 11(2), 327–346.