This mixed methods research explores how families use cell phones to communicate with each other and how it impacts their relationships. In the first phase of the study, the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale IV (FACES-IV) was given to determine if the families were balanced or unbalanced. The participants in this phase of the study ended up falling primarily into the balanced range. Five balanced families were asked to return to explore their experiences in more depth. The findings included ways in which the families use the cell phone to maintain relationships with each other, the meaning they placed on the phone, and how it impacted their overall experiences within the family.
|Advisor:||Duval Tsioles, Denise|
|School:||Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago)|
|Department:||Clinical Social Work|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Impact , Cell phones, Family, Cohesion , Flexibility|
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