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Adolescent use of mobile phones: A social context


J-F and Swabey, K and Pullen, D, Adolescent use of mobile phones: A social context, Australian Educational Computing, 29, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0816-9020 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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During adolescence (e.g. ages 13-≠‐15) communication and connectedness with peers is an essential part of adolescentsí self-identity; mobiles phones are a conduit that maintains both communication and connectedness among adolescents whereby social interactions and connectedness are not limited by place, context or time. To study mobile phone usage among adolescents, Grade 9 (n= 218) middle-school students in Queensland, Australia were surveyed using a self-developed questionnaire. The purpose was to explore the relationship between mobile phone use and developmental frameworks. The results suggest that young people use their mobile phones as a way of expressing their sense of self and as a means of communicating quickly between peers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Early adolescence; mobile phones; relationships
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:J-F (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
ID Code:93820
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-19
Last Modified:2018-03-29
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