Uses and Gratifications, Attitudes, and Willingness to Learn Computer Mediated Communication

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2017-04-11
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Petty, Emily
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Psychology
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In order to examine the relationship between age and online communication habits, participants (N = 148) participated in the survey with instruments meant to gauge uses and gratifications, attitudes, and willingness to learn. Results revealed insignificant correlations between age, uses and gratifications, attitudes, and willingness to learn. However, results also showed a negative relationship between age and number of social media sites accessed. Overall, online communication was shown to be used fairly equally among all age groups. The implications of this study will help future researchers understand attitudes, uses and gratifications, and willingness to learn among the different age groups in order to investigate future trends.

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