The study, carried out by researchers Lorena Cano (University of Valencia) and María Díez and Cristina Renedo (University of Valladolid), all from the Mediaflows research group, concludes that disinformation was a continuous element during the April 2019 electoral campaign on various channels and groups of VOX political party supporters on Telegram. The research, published in the Miguel Hernández Communication Journal, also highlights that the topics preferred by VOX followers to misinform were related to issues such as abortion, immigration or guns.
A team from Castellón Provincial Hospital, the Universitat Jaume I and Castellón General University Hospital has published the first clinical case in the world of a minor who had to be hospitalised due to video game abuse. Read More
“The Paralympic Games have become a great showcase for disability, but the message issued about it by the media must be analysed,” says Solves. Read More
The study carried out by researchers from the University of Valencia José Gamir and Miguel Ibáñez, and by Raquel Tarullo, researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina, on 161 hoaxes denied by Maldita.es, Newtral, Efe Verifica and Verificat in Spain in 2020 focused on the analysis of hoaxes of a racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic nature.
The Salusex team of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), led by Professor Rafael Ballester, and the UJI Hàbitat Saludable programme have carried out a study on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the life of the students of the public university of Castellón. The conclusions highlight the psychological or academic impact that the students have endured as a consequence of the pandemic as well as their exemplary behaviour towards health protection and preventive measures. Read More
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a social problem and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the well-being, autonomy and health of women exposed to this situation. In this sense, the results of a project on gender violence and social and health responses during the COVID-19 crisis, led by University of Alicante (UA) researcher Carmen Vives-Cases, report that during the months of lockdown there was an increase in psychological and sexual violence. This data translates into an increase in demands for psychological care, accompaniment, listening and help to cover the basic needs of women and their children, such as housing, food, etc. Read More
A study carried out by professors Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Enric Sigalat and Ricard Calvo, from the departments of Social Work, Sociology and Social Anthropology of the University of Valencia, has analysed the problem of depopulation in the Serranía del Turia and El Rincón de Ademuz. They propose a decalogue of measures in which the gender and age of the residents is key.
Children and teenagers who have had direct contact with COVID-19 have more problems with anxiety, social anxiety and depression. Read More
The Electoral Processes and Public Opinion Research Group (GIPEyOP) of the University of Valencia has created the most comprehensive database on Spanish election results to date. The tool, called SEA, was presented recently in a scientific article published in ‘Scientific Data’, a journal from the ‘Nature’ group. Read More
The results of the study conducted in 2016 by the Marketing Research group have been published in the Service Industries Journal. Read More