TITLE

Motives for Communication: Why the Millennial Generation Uses Electronic Devices

AUTHOR(S)
Pearson, Judy C.; Carmon, Anna; Tobola, Cloy; Fowler, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Journal of the Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of No;2009, Vol. 22, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study investigated the motives college students identified for their use of four technological devices: cell phones, televisions, computers, and MP3 players. A second purpose for the study was to determine the relationship between these motives and the students' perceptions of loneliness and belongingness. A sample of 708 university students completed scales measuring their motives for technology use, their perceived loneliness, and their perceived belongingness. Results suggest students use their electronic devices for entertainment, companionship, social interaction, and passing time.
ACCESSION #
48638148

 

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