Vojtěch Mýlek, Ph.D., is a researcher at IRTIS, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University. In his dissertation research, he investigated adolescents' interactions with people they know only from the internet. His academic interests further include online communication and self-disclosure, risk perception, open science, and quantitative data analysis.
At IRTIS, Vojtěch has participated primarily in the FUTURE project. Notably, he was closely involved in preparing a national longitudinal survey about ICT risks and benefits for adolescents. He has also collaborated with his IRTIS colleagues and researchers from abroad on research about digital parenting, sexting, or cyberhate. Apart from research, Vojtěch works as an editorial assistant for the prestigious journal Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.
During his doctoral studies, Vojtěch has attended several summer schools (e.g., GESIS, Utrecht Summer School) focused on longitudinal survey design, structural equations modeling, or longitudinal data analysis (e.g., RI-CLPM). He spent two semesters at the University of Haifa in Israel, where he collaborated with Prof. Gustavo Mesch on an article about in-person meetings between adolescents and individuals they met online.
Vojtěch's research on adolescents' online social interactions has been published in several top-tier journals, including New Media & Society or the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. He has also presented his findings at international conferences, including the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). His academic achievements have earned him the Rector's Award for the Best Students in Doctoral Programmes (2023).
- 2023 - Rector's Award for outstanding doctoral students
- 2018 - I. A. Bláha Award for excellent bachelor's thesis
Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
Vojtěch Mýlek, Ph.D.
- Adolescents’ interactions with people from the internet
- Online communication and self-disclosure
- ICT usage and adolescent well-being
- Structural equations modeling
- Longitudinal data analysis