Recent Publications

Sasson, H. & Mesch, G.S. (Forthcoming). “Gender Differences in the Factors Explaining Risky Behavior Online”. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. gender differences revised joyo_2ed (2)

Robinson, L., Cotten, S., Ono, H., Quan-Haase, A., Mesch, G., Chen, W., Schulz, J., Hale, T.M., Stern, M. & Schradie, J. (Forthcoming). Digital Inequalities and Why They Matter. Information, Communication & Society. 

Abbas, R. & Mesch, G.S. (2015). Cultural Values and Facebook Use among Palestinian Youth in Israel. Computers in Human Behavior. pp. 644-653 DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.02.031  cultureyouthuse

Mesch, Gustavo S. & Kent P. Schwirian. Confidence in Government and Vaccination Willingness in the U.S. (forthcoming). Health Promotion International. meschschwirianhealthpromotioninte

Mesch, Gustavo & Guy Becker (2010). Are norms of disclosure of online and offline personal information associated with the disclosure of personal information online?, Human Communication Research.

Mesch, Gustavo S. (2010). InternetAffordances And Teens’ Social Communication: From Diversification To Bonding” inZheng, R et al., (eds). Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet” IGI, Press.

Mesch Gustavo and Ilan Talmud. (2010) A Longitudinal Study of Connectivity and participation hypothesis. American Behavioral Scientist.

Mesch, Gustavo S. (2009). Social Context and Adolescents’ Choice of  communication Channels. Computers in Human Behavior. 25 (1): 244-251.

Mesch, Gustavo. (2009). Social Bonds and Internet Pornographic Exposure among Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence.

Mesch Gustavo.(2009) Parental Mediation, Online Activities and Cyberbullying. Cyberpsychology and Behavior.12(4): 387-393).

Mano, Rita and Gustavo Mesch (2009) A Blessing or a curse: The use ofelectronic mail in organizations. Computers in Human Behavior.

Schroeder Ralph, Alexandre Caldas, William Dutton and Gustavo Mesch. (2008). Patterns of Information Search and Access on theWorld Wide Web: Democratizing Expertise or Creating New Hierarchies? Journal of computer mediated communication. 13 (4), pp: 769-793.

Mesch, Gustavo S. 2006. Family Characteristics and Intergenerational Conflicts over the Internet.Information, Communication and Society.9(4), .500-522 .

Mesch Gustavo S. and Ilan Talmud. 2007 Similarity and The Quality of Online and Offline Social Relationships among Adolescents in Israel. Journal of Research in Adolescence., 17,2, 455-466.

Mesch, Gustavo and Ilan Talmud. (2007). Privacy and Networking: Ethnic Differences in the Use of Cell Phones and IM in Israel. In James Katz (ed). “Mobile Communication and Social Change in a Global Context” MIT Press.

Mesch, Gustavo and Stephen Coleman. 2007. Youth and the Internet in the U.K. elections, pp.35-48. in Loader, B. (editor).  Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and the New Media. Routledge Press.

Mesch, Gustavo. (2007) Social Diversification: A Perspective for the Study of Social networks of Adolescents Offline and Online. Pp 105-121 in Grenzenlose Cyberwelt? Nadia Kutscher and Hans Uwe Otto (editors). Veralg Fur Sozialwiseenschaften, Heidelberg, Germany.

Mesch Gustavo S.2006 The Family and the Internet: Exploring a social Boundaries Approach. Journal of Family Communication, 6(2), 119-138.

Mesch Gustavo  and Ilan Talmud. 2006. Online Friendship Formation, Communication Channels, and Social Closeness.International Journal of Internet Sciences. 1, 1, 29-44. available at

Mesch, Gustavo and Ilan Talmud. 2006. The Quality of Online and Offline Relationships, the role of multiplexity and duration. The Information Society, 22(3), 137-149.

Mesch, Gustavo, S. (2003). The Family and the Internet: The Israeli Case. Social Science Quarterly. 84: 1038-1050.

Mesch, Gustavo S. and Yael Levanon. (2003). Community Networking and Locally based Social Ties in Two Suburban Localities. City and Community . 2:335-351.