Publications of Philipp K. Masur

(A complete publication list can be found here)


  • Masur, P. K. (2018). Situational privacy and self-disclosure: Communication processes in online environments. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78884-5 [Link | Springer Link | Summary]

Journal articles

  • Bazarova, N. N. & Masur, P. K. (2020, in press). Towards an Integration of Individualistic, Networked, and Institutional Approaches to Online Disclosure and Privacy in a Networked Ecology. Current Opinion in Psychology. 
  • Masur, P. K. (2020). How online privacy literacy supports self-data protection and self-determination in the age of information. Media and Communications, 8(2), 258-269 https::// [LinkPDF]
  • Dienlin, T., Johannes, N., Bowman, N. D., Masur, P. K., Engesser, S., Kümpel, A. S., … de Vreese, C. (2020). An agenda for open science in Communication. Journal of Communication. [Link]
  • Whitlock, J. & Masur, P. K. (2019). Disentangling the Association of Screen Time With Developmental Outcomes and Well-beingProblems, Challenges, and OpportunitiesJAMA Pediatrics, 173(11), 1021-1022. https://doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3191 [Link]
  • Loy, L., Masur, P. K., Schmitt, J. B. & Mothes, C. (2019). Psychological predictors of political Internet use and political knowledge in light of the perceived complexity of political issues. Information, Communication & Society, 22(9), 1733-1750. [Link]
  • Masur, P. K. (2018). Mehr als Bewusstsein für Privatheitsrisiken: Eine Rekonzeptualisierung der Online-Privatheitskompetenz als Kombination aus Wissen, Fähig- und Fertigkeiten [engl. It is more than just privacy risk awareness. A reconceptualization of online privacy literacy as a composition of knowledge, abilities, and skills]. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 66(4)446 – 465. [Link]
  • Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2018). Privacy in mediated and nonmediated interpersonal communication: How subjective concepts and situational perceptions influence behaviors. Social Media + Society, 4(2), 1-14 [PDF]
  • Trepte, S., Masur, P. K. & Scharkow, M. (2018). Mutual friends’ social support and self-disclosure in face-to-face and instant messenger communication. The Journal of Social Psychology, 158(4), 430-445. [Link, Measures:]
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D., Dienlin, T. & Trepte, S. (2017). Online-Privatheitskompetenz und deren Bedeutung für demokratische Gesellschaften [engl. Online privacy literacy and its significance for democratic societies]. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 30 (2), 180-189. [Link]
  • Bauer, A. A., Loy, L. S., Masur, P. K. & Schneider, F. M. (2017). Mindful instant messaging: Mindfulness and autonomous motivation as predictors of well-being in smartphone communication. Journal of Media Psychology, 29(3), 159-165. [Link, Data & R-Script:]
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Trepte, S. (2017). Entwicklung und Validierung der Online-Privatheitskompetenzskala (OPLIS) [engl. Development and validation of the online privacy literacy scale]. Diagnostica, 63, 256-268. [Link | Website]
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2017). Displacement or reinforcement? The reciprocity of FtF, IM, and SNS communication and their effects on loneliness and life satisfaction. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(2), 71-87. [Link]
  • Masur, P. K & Scharkow, M. (2016). Disclosure management on social network sites: Individual privacy perceptions and user-directed privacy strategies. Social Media + Society, 2(1), 1-13. [PDF, Data & R-Script:]
  • Trepte, S., Masur, P. K., Scharkow, M. & Dienlin, T. (2015). Privatheitsbedürfnisse verschiedener Kommunikationstypen on- und offline: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Studie zum Umgang mit persönlichen Inhalten [engl. Privacy needs of different communication types online and offline: Findings from a representative study on the handling of personal information]. Media Perspektiven, 5, 250-257. [PDF]
  • Masur, P. K., Reinecke, L., Ziegele, M. & Quiring, O. (2014). The interplay of intrinsic need satisfaction and Facebook specific motives in explaining addictive behavior on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 39, 376-386. [PDF]

Book chapters

  • Masur, P. K. (2019). Capturing situational dynamics: Strength and pitfalls of the experience sampling method. In: Müller, P., Geiß, S., Schemer, C., Naab, T.; & Peter, C. (Eds.), Dynamische Prozesse der öffentlichen Kommunikation – Methodische Herausforderungen. Köln: Herbert von Halem. [Preprint, Data & R-Script:]
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Dienlin, T. (2018). Privatheit in der Online-Kommunikation [Privacy in online communication] In: W. Schweiger & K. Beck (Eds.), Handbuch Online-Kommunikation Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer. [Link]
  • Masur, P. K. (2018). Selbstoffenbarung in der medial-vermittelten Kommunikation: Eine situative Perspektive [Self-disclosure in mediated communication: A situational perspective]. In: C. Eilders, O. Jandura, H. Bause & D. Frieß. Vernetzung: Stabilität und Wandel gesellschaftlicher Kommunikation. Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag. [Link]
  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2017). The need for privacy. In: V. Zeigler-Hill, V. & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. London: Springer. [Link]
  • Matzner, T., Masur, P. K., Ochs, C. & von Pape, T. (2015). Self-Data-Protection – Empowerment or burden? In: S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes & P. de Hert (Eds.). Data Protection on the Move. (pp. 277-305). Springer: Netherlands. [PDF]
  • Trepte, S., Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K., Eicher, C., Fischer, M., Hennhöfer, A., Lind, F. (2015). Do people know about privacy and data protection strategies? Towards the “Online Privacy Literacy Scale” (OPLIS). In. S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes & P. de Hert (Eds.). Reforming European Data Protection Law.(pp. 333-365). Springer: Netherlands. [PDF]

Reports and Grey Literature

  • Peter, C., Breuer, J., Masur, P. K. Scharkow, M., & Schwarzenegger, C. (2020). Empfehlungen zum Umgang mit Forschungsdaten in der Kommunikationswissenschaft [engl. Recommendations for dealing with research data in communication science]. [PDF]
  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2017). Privacy attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of the German population: Research report. In Friedewald et al. (Eds.), Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI. [PDF]
  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2016). Cultural differences in social media use, privacy, and self-disclosure. Research report on a multicultural survey study. Germany: University of Hohenheim. [PDF]
  • Karaboga, M., Masur, P. K., Matzner, T., Mothes, C., Nebel, M., Ochs, C., Schütz, P., Simo Fhom, H. (2014): White Paper Selbstdatenschutz, 2. Auflage. In Zoche et al. (Eds.), Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI. [PDF]