Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of Cell Phones: Family’s Experience of Cohesion and Flexibility
by Dal Pra, Ellen, Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago), 2020, 263; 28023214
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 28023214
ISBN: 9798662420243
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