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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

The Impact of Text Messaging Usage on Adolescent Connectedness

A sense of connectedness to family, school, teachers, and peers is a strong predictor of academic and future success. To assess the impact of adolescent text messaging usage on their sense of connectedness, two hundred and thirty eighth grade students at a suburban middle school are given two survey instruments, the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness and the Carty Text Messaging survey. Statistically significant relationships between text messaging usage and connectedness are discussed and implications and recommendations for educators are provided

Presenter: Pamela Carty (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 314 MetroCenter
Time: 6:20 pm (Session VI)