Mobile Phones in Social Settings How and What Mobile Phones are Used for during Face-to-Face Conversations

DSpace Repository

Mobile Phones in Social Settings How and What Mobile Phones are Used for during Face-to-Face Conversations

Overview

Detailed record

dc.contributor.author Hubbert, Maxwell
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T11:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T11:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21033
dc.description.abstract Mobile phone use while in the presence of physical conversational partners is a reality in modern day life. Many researchers have investigated how different subgroups use mobile phones and the consequences of such use. The goal of this research was to determine how mobile phones are used in social settings when face-to-face conversations are taking place. The main questions that the research attempted to solve were: (1) If the phone use was related to the conversation at hand, (2) if the intensity of phone use was correlated to how the phone was used, (3) and if phones are used during conversations in different ways depending on the relationships and demographics of the conversational partners. The research was conducted in Malmö, Sweden at bars and cafes´ by administering a semi structured verbal interview on people seen using their cell phones while in face-to-face conversations. Relevant demographic information was recorded as well as five open ended questions. The questions were aimed at understanding how the phone was used, and the phones use in relation to the physical conversation. The research was conducted using the research paradigm of Positivism and the data was analyzed using an Inductive research strategy. Uses and Gratifications theory was the main theory that this research was viewed through. In addition, relevant information was drawn from various psychological theories as well as problematic mobile phone research. The findings show that the majority of phone use is unrelated to the conversations at hand. But often this phone use is re-integrated into the conversation at a later time. It was also found that phone use related to information retrieval was most likely to be related to the face-to-face conversation. Additionally, the data showed that conversational partners that use the phone a lot are highly unlikely to be using the phone in relation to the conversation. The data showed that friends are most likely to not use the phone in relation to the conversation. en_US
dc.format.extent 76 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle en_US
dc.subject Cellphone en_US
dc.subject Mobile Phone en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal communication en_US
dc.subject Phone use en_US
dc.title Mobile Phones in Social Settings How and What Mobile Phones are Used for during Face-to-Face Conversations en_US
dc.type M2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 K3
mahlocal.xprt.program Media and Communication Studies (master)
 Find Full text Files for download
Icon

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Overview

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics