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A social context for adolescent use of mobile phones


J-F and Pullen, D and Swabey, K and Yang, Y, A social context for adolescent use of mobile phones, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA2015), 11-14 February 2015, Manila, Philippines, pp. 100-108. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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During early adolescence (e.g. aged between 13 and 15 years) communication and connectedness with peers is an essential part of their 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 of this study was to explore the relationship between mobile phone use and developmental frameworks. The study results suggest that adolescents use their mobile phones as a way of expressing their sense of self and as a means of communicating quickly between peers.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Mobile Phone
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:J-F (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Yang, Y (Dr Yang Yang)
ID Code:98567
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-02-19
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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