Component analysis and evidentiary basis of coping skills content on Pinterest

Nicole C. Breeden, Cristin M. Hall, Nicklaus Giacobe

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The present study seeks to understand the evidence base of coping-related content (pins) shared by followers of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) on Pinterest. NASP's Pinterest followers are pinning professionally, but the efficacy of the content being shared is largely unknown. Using a component analysis approach, the present study links pins to common components of evidence-based coping skills interventions. The results suggest followers of NASP on Pinterest are pinning common coping intervention components. In general, more pins are limited in evidence base, but this varies by component. Certain components are more likely to be evidence-based, while others are more likely to have limited efficacy. The results of the present study are consistent with previous Pinterest research; however, more information is needed to best understand efficacy and implementation patterns. By looking into pin use, future researchers will determine how followers of NASP on Pinterest choose and implement pins, thus providing a means to leverage Pinterest for dissemination of evidence-based content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-800
Number of pages18
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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