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ERIC Number: EJ816819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Analysis of Technology Ownership and Selective Use among Undergraduates
Diamanduros, Terry; Jenkins, Stephen J.; Downs, Elizabeth
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p970-976 Dec 2007
Extent of technology ownership and use has been documented for teens and even pre-teens. However, little is known as to whether such ownership and use patterns change over time. This study examined these issues by surveying a sample of undergraduates as to their ownership and selective use of technology. Compared to teens, undergraduates had higher ownership rates of laptop computers, cell phones, and PDAs. Undergraduates used technology for communication purposes about five-and-a-half hours per day, evenly divided between written and verbal modes. Multiple technologies, including instant and text messaging, were used for quick conversations but phone and face-to-face were the predominant means for more personal communication. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A