GenZ Bibliography

Together we are curating rigorous resources relevant to Generation Z as it intersects with digital storytelling and learning. Find something that adds value to our study - no repeats; login to StoryLab, and add your item to the collection below.  Organize and cite it using an APA-ish format and link to the item.  Any professional form of media relevant to our study of GenZ and digital storytelling is acceptable. (articles, videos, podcasts, digital stories, etc).  Put your name in parenthesis at the end of the citation, so we know it's yours.  

Journal Articles

Seemiller, C., & Grace, M. (2017). Generation Z: Educating and engaging the next generation of students. About Campus, 22(3), 21-26. (Brad)

Turner, A. (2015). Generation Z: Technology and social interest. The Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), 103-113. (Brad)

Mohr, K. A. (2017). Understanding Generation Z students to promote a contemporary learning environment. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 1(1), 9. (Brad)

Gould, D., Nalepa, J., & Mignano. M. (2019). Coaching Generation Z Athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2019.1581856 (Carlee)

American Psychological Associatin. “Stress in America Generation Z.”, 2018,  (Suzie)

Web Articles

How Gen Z Is Different, According to Social Scientists. (2019). Pacific Standard/Stanford University. (Brad)

A 16-Year-Old Explains 10 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z. (2018). SHRM.  (Brad)

Ready or not here comes Z. (2018). XYZ University. (Brad)

Wondergem, K. (2018, February 12). Here Comes Z: Strategies To Engage A New Generation Of College Students. Retrieved from (Leela)

Litt, M. (2018, November 8). Gen-Z Employees Don’t Do Email. Retrieved from (Abby)

Stillman,J. (2019, May 14).How to Appeal to Gen Z on Instagram: Be Weirder (and Uglier). Retrieved from (Kyle)

Jensen, K. (2019, March 4). How does Generation Z read? Book Riot. Retrieved from (Carlee)

Bereznak, A. (2018, July 17). Hey, Guys: 'Eighth Grade' and the Honest Social Media Movie. Retrieved July 12, 2019, from (Paul)

Schulten, K. (2018, September 05). Gen Z, iGen, Memennials: A Lesson Plan on How This Generation Has Been Characterized and Why That Matters. Retrieved July 12, 2019, from (Bob)

Wang, H. L. (2018, November 15). Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet. Retrieved from (Emily)

Levin, D. (2019, March 28). Generation Z: Who They Are, in Their Own Words. Retrieved from (Emily)

Bradley, R. (2019, January 22). Why Generation Z Loves YouTube. Retrieved July 12, 2019 from (Hethyr)

Schwartz, D. (2018, July 09). 3 Ways to Develop and Grow the Next Generation of Emerging Talent. Retrieved July 13, 2019, from (Jessica)


How to communicate with Gen Z. (2015). BMG Group,  YouTube. (Brad)

Visual Communication: Language in the Culture of Proximity. (2018). Viacom Velocity,  YouTube. (Brad)

How to Speak Gen Z. (2019). Sunday Cool Tees,  YouTube. (Brad)

How to Speak Gen Z (Part II) (2019) Sunday Cool Tees,  YouTube. (Emily)

Culture of Proximity. (2018). Viacom Velocity,  YouTube. (Brad)

Millennials vs Generation Z - How Do They Compare & What's the Difference? (2018). The Infographics Show, YouTube. (Karen)


White, J. E. (2017). Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World. Ada, MI: Baker Books. (This book has provided our seminary graduate school with some valuable insights into Gen Z views on faith and spirituality that are not available through other resource works. Jacki Soister)


Grace, M.M. (2019). #GenZ [Podcast]. Retrieved from (Jodi)

Kay, J. (2018). 20 Under 20s [Podcast]. Retrieved from (Jodi)