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Pre-teen cell phone adoption: consequences for later patterns of phone usage and involvement

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Corporate Editor Universität Zürich, Philosophische Fakultät, Soziologisches Institut
Abstract Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The particular proneness of adolescents to use mobile phones; 3. The consequences of earlier adoption as a focus of research; 4. Data and Methodology; 5. Empirical results; 5. 1.The rapid trend toward ever earlier initial adoption; 5.2 Intensity of phone usage; 5.3 Extensity and intensity of phone partner networks; 5.4 Temporal accessibility; 5.5 Affective mobile phone involvement; 5.6 The changes of early adoption effects with increasing age; 5.7 Early adoption and divergences between genders; 6. Conclusions; References.
Keywords cell phone; consequences; utilization; child; adolescent; adolescence; gender-specific factors; communication
Classification Technology Assessment; Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Language, Sociolinguistics; Social Psychology
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Zürich
Page/Pages 26 p.
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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