Mobile telephones, computers, and the internet: sex differences in adolescents' use and attitudes

Helen Rees, Jan M Noyes

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Abstract

This study investigated sex differences in mobile telephone, computer, and Internet use and attitudes via self-report questionnaires in 15 and 16 year olds. Significant sex differences were reported for use and computer anxiety, and use and Internet attitudes, although both females and males were generally competent and frequent users of both technologies. No sex differences were reported for either general mobile phone use or expertise, although analysis of specific aspects of use indicated that the sexes favored different phone activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-4
Number of pages3
JournalCyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Anxiety/epidemiology
  • Attitude
  • Cell Phone/statistics & numerical data
  • Computers/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet/statistics & numerical data
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Sex Factors

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