Mobile phones have been spreading in the world faster than prior communication technologies (i.e., the television, the Internet). The adoption of the device has become even more popular among teenagers and it is used as a mean of accessibility, micro-coordination, security and emancipation. Mobile phones provide a direct communicative channel between teenagers and peer groups, parents and children; therefore the device enhances social interactions and bonding with peers and family. In order to explore the impact of mobile adoption on teenagers’ social relationships, a random sample of students aged 12-18 years old has been drawn from a semi-urban area of Greece. The results from Pearson correlation and multiple regression analyses highlight the significant impact of mobile phones on teenagers’ socialization processes.
|Keywords:||Mobile Phones, Socialization, Social Interactions, Teenagers|
Lecturer in Quantitative Methods in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Technical Staff, Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Greece, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
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