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ERIC Number: EJ927727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
College Students' Text Messaging, Use of Textese and Literacy Skills
Drouin, M. A.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v27 n1 p67-75 Feb 2011
In this study, I examined reported frequency of text messaging, use of textese and literacy skills (reading accuracy, spelling and reading fluency) in a sample of American college students. Participants reported using text messaging, social networking sites and textese more often than was reported in previous (2009) research, and their frequency of textese use varied across contexts. Correlational analyses revealed significant, "positive" relationships between text messaging frequency and literacy skills (spelling and reading fluency), but significant, "negative" relationships between textese usage in certain contexts (on social networking sites such as MySpace[TM] and Facebook[TM] and in emails to professors) and literacy (reading accuracy). These findings differ from findings reported in recent studies with Australian college students, British schoolchildren and American college students. Explanations for these differences are discussed, and future directions for research are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States