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Mobile phones and the good life: Examining the relationships among mobile use, social capital and subjective well-being:

Published on Jan 1, 2015in New Media & Society4.80
· DOI :10.1177/1461444813516836
Michael Chan10
Estimated H-index: 10
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide reached almost 7 billion in 2013. Therefore, the social and psychological consequences of the technology are of great interest to new media scholars and policy makers. Adopting an affordance-based approach, this study examines how different uses of the mobile phone are related to individuals’ subjective well-being and social capital. Findings from a national survey showed that both voice and online communication with the mobile phone is positively related to various indicators of subjective well-being and bonding and bridging capital. Moreover, both bonding and bridging capital mediated the relationship between mobile phone use and subjective well-being. On the other hand, non-communicative uses, such as information seeking activities, were negatively related to positive affect and passing time activities were positively related to negative affect. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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Published on Nov 1, 2013in New Media & Society4.80
Borae Jin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Yonsei University),
Namkee Park1
Estimated H-index: 1
This study developed a research model of mobile voice communication on the basis of the social skills deficit hypothesis. In the model, poor social skills were related to less face-to-face and mobile voice communication, which was linked to greater loneliness. Structural equation modeling analyses of survey responses from 374 adults supported the social skills deficit hypothesis in that poor social skills were related to less involvement in face-to-face communication and greater loneliness. Also...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Andrew F. Hayes40
Estimated H-index: 40
(OSU: Ohio State University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2013in Mobile media and communication
Rasmus Helles5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
The article argues the importance of intermediality as a concept for research in mobile communication and media. The constant availability of several, partially overlapping channels for communication (texting, calls, email, Facebook, etc.) requires that we adopt an integrated view of the various communicative affordances of mobile devices in order to understand how people choose between them for different purposes. It is argued that mobile communication makes intermediality especially central, a...
Namsu Park6
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Hyunjoo Lee10
Estimated H-index: 10
Abstract The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between motives of smartphone use, social relation, and psychological well-being. The correlation analysis shows that the motives of smartphone use were positively related to bonding relations but negatively related to bridging relations. The hierarchical multiple regression analysis finds the associations among motives of smartphone use, social relations, perceived social support, and variables of psychological well-being. The re...
Published on Apr 27, 2012
Lee Rainie7
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Barry Wellman69
Estimated H-index: 69
Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But in Networked, Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of ne...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Valerie Tiberius1
Estimated H-index: 1
Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human well-being? Bringing together scholars from a cross-section of disciplines, this volume combines an empirical investigation of technology and its social, psychological, and political effects, and a philosophi...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Philip A.E. Brey19
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Adam Briggle9
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Edward Spence8
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Published on Dec 1, 2011in Journal of Communication3.75
Scott W. Campbell24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UM: University of Michigan),
Nojin Kwak22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UM: University of Michigan)
In recent years, mobile communication has emerged as a channel for political discourse among network ties. Although some celebrate new possibilities for political life, others are concerned that it can lead to network insularity and political detachment. This study examined how mobile-mediated discourse with strong ties interacts with characteristics of those ties to predict levels of political participation. Findings revealed that mobile-based discourse is positively associated with political p...
Published on Jan 11, 2011
Sherry Turkle1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Consider Facebookits human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. Its a nuanced exploration of what we are looking forand sacrificingin a world of electro...
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Published on Jul 1, 2019in Telematics and Informatics3.71
Stephanie Hui-Wen Chuah4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Abstract The increasing popularity of smartwatches is largely attributed to their self-tracking ability that will inspire goal-setting, leading to behavior changes and potentially improving people’s quality of life. While inspiration and well-being are emerging trends, surprisingly little empirical work has explored their potential in sustaining the use of smartwatches. Moreover, research knows very little about whether and how previous lifestyle incongruence (e.g., sedentary lifestyle) can affe...
Dana R. Thomson8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Southampton),
Catherine Linard22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Southampton)
+ 9 AuthorsTaïs Grippa4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)
Area-level indicators of the determinants of health are vital to plan and monitor progress toward targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tools such as the Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART) and UN-Habitat Urban Inequities Surveys identify dozens of area-level health determinant indicators that decision-makers can use to track and attempt to address population health burdens and inequalities. However, questions remain as to how such indicators can be...
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Children and Youth Services Review1.68
Shehar Bano (Hefei University of Technology), Wu Ci‐sheng (Hefei University of Technology)+ 1 AuthorsNaseer Abbas Khan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(USTC: University of Science and Technology of China)
Abstract The aim of the study is to explore whether and how WhatsApp interactions can improve students' psychological well-being by focusing on the mediating role of bonding social capital (BOC) and bridging social capital (BRC). The present study also investigates the moderating role of social integration in association with WhatsApp use and psychological student well-being. Data were collected from 266 college and university students from Islamabad, Pakistan. Results showed that time spent on ...
Myung Ja Kim9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Kyung Hee University),
C. Michael Hall53
Estimated H-index: 53
Abstract Virtual reality (VR) tourism provides consumers with the opportunity to experience a destination in VR and can play a significant role in encouraging visitation and engaging in particular travel activities and behaviors. Hedonic motivation adoption frameworks with flow state and subjective well-being have been shown to have significant roles in continued use of information technology. However, research on a theoretically integrated hedonic motivation system adoption model (HMSAM) specif...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Computers in Human Behavior4.31
Sara Alida Volkmer (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Eva Lermer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Regensburg)
Abstract With mobile phones becoming central parts of our lives, mobile technology gets criticized for its negative impact on people's well-being. Studies generally report negative associations between mobile phone use (MPU) and well-being. However, few studies contrast the relationship of MPU with different concepts of positive psychology. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between MPU and different concepts of positive psychology: life satisfaction, well-being, and mindf...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in New Media & Society4.80
Jeffrey A. Hall14
Estimated H-index: 14
(KU: University of Kansas),
Rebecca M. Johnson2
Estimated H-index: 2
(KU: University of Kansas),
Elaina M Ross (KU: University of Kansas)
Drawing from media displacement theory, this article explores which activities are displaced when individuals spend time on social media. Community and undergraduate participants (N = 135) were randomly assigned to five conditions: no change in social media use, or abstinence from social media for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4 weeks. Participants completed a daily diary measuring how they spent time each day, affective well-being, and quality of day for 28 days. The results indicate that abstin...
Published on Jan 21, 2019in Journal of Health Research
Wachiraporn Wilaiwan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University),
Wattasit Siriwong12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate health effects and determine the factors associated with health effects from smartphone and tablet use among the elderly in Thailand. Design/methodology/approach This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study. The participants comprised 490 elderly people. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection via the Healthy e-Elderly People Assessment mobile application in the Android operating system by Google which consists of five...
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