M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this study was to determine if technology, specifically text messaging, has an affect on young adult's face-to-face communication. Technology is improving on a daily basis. This continuous evolution and advancement in technology has paved the way for numerous methods of communication such as texting and social media. Not only has the methods of communication increased, so has the access to these methods become unlimited. This study is important to analyze how individuals are adapting their communication habits to conform with changing technology. A survey was developed and consisted of questions such as the student's age, major, preferred mode of communication, and approximately how many text messages they sent per day. Out of 116 participants 74% preferred to talk on the phone, 23% preferred to talk through text messaging, and 3% preferred to talk in person.
Zenyuk, Mary, "Communication: the lost art" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 137.