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THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON FAMILIES
THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON FAMILIES

Author(s): Sarah Huisman, Allison Edwards , Susan Catapano
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: family; technology; social media; interactions; well-being

Summary/Abstract: This study asked four families to engage in interviews and to keep a log to document the use of technology in the home. The findings indicate that families are in conflict about the appropriate technology to use and amount of time spent using it at home. All families used a variety of electronic devices for various reasons and discussed the rules established for use in the home. Families are also in conflict about what role technology plays in their lives and whether the immediate access to information is worth the potential distraction. Finally, families also discussed the use of social media and its impact on their children. Although this study is limited in the number of participants, the findings indicate that families continue to be conflicted about the use of technology in the home.

  • Issue Year: II/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 44-62
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English