Personality and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Young People’s Technology Use

Ehrenberg, Alexandra L., Juckes, Suzanna Claire, White, Katherine M., & Walsh, Shari P. (2008) Personality and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Young People’s Technology Use. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 11(6), pp. 739-741.

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We examined the role of personality and self-esteem in university students’ (N = 200) use of communication technologies. More disagreeable individuals spent increased time on calls, whereas extraverted and neurotic individuals reported increased time spent text messaging. More disagreeable individuals and those with lower self-esteem spent increased time using IM. For addictive tendencies related to communication technologies, more neurotic individuals reported stronger mobile phone addictive tendencies while more disagreeable individuals and those with lower self-esteem reported stronger IM addictive tendencies.

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ID Code: 16904
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adolescence, personality, self esteem, ICT
DOI: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0030
ISSN: 1094-9313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is a copy of an article published in the [CyberPsychology and Behavior] © [2008] [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; [CyberPsychology and Behavior] is available online at:
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2008 23:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 03:19

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