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Keeping in constant touch : the predictors of young Australians’ mobile phone involvement

Walsh, Shari P., White, Katherine M., Cox, Stephen, & Young, Ross McD. (2011) Keeping in constant touch : the predictors of young Australians’ mobile phone involvement. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(1), pp. 333-342.

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Abstract

Little is known about the psychological underpinnings of young people’s mobile phone behaviour. In the present research, 292 young Australians, aged 16–24 years, completed an online survey assessing the effects of self-identity, in-group norm, the need to belong, and self-esteem on their frequency of mobile phone use and mobile phone involvement, conceptualised as people’s degree of cognitive and behavioural association with their mobile phone. Structural equation modelling revealed that age (younger) and self-identity significantly predicted the frequency of mobile phone use. In contrast, age (younger), gender (female), self-identity and in-group norm predicted young people’s mobile phone involvement. Neither self-esteem nor the need to belong significantly predicted mobile phone behaviour. The present study contributes to our understanding of this phenomenon and provides an indication of the characteristics of young people who may become highly involved with their mobile phone.

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ID Code: 39276
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Australia, Identity, Mobile phone, Motivations, Youth
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2010.08.011
ISSN: 0747-5632
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
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 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 13:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:20

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