Online intergenerational communication of young adults in the United States, Australia and Guam

Somera, Lilnabeth, Dalisay, Francis, and Forbes, Amy (2013) Online intergenerational communication of young adults in the United States, Australia and Guam. In: Papers from the 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. From: ICA 2013: 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, June 17-21 June 2013, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A survey conducted in the United States, Australia, and Guam examined the frequency of young adults' online intergenerational communication (IGC), their perceptions of online IGC with family and non-family elderly, and potential cultural differences in perceptions of online IGC. Results showed that participants engaged in more online IGC with family elderly than non-family elderly, email was the most frequently used source in online IGC, and little IGC is occurring online. Online IGC with family elderly was perceived as more accommodating, yet requiring more respect/obligation and more avoidant communication than online IGC with non-family elderly. Also, online IGC with non-family elderly was perceived as more non-accommodating than online IGC with family elderly. Finally, Guam participants perceived online IGC differently than the U.S. and Australian participants; no differences were found between the Australian and U.S. participants

Item ID: 38532
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: intergenerational communication, elderly, online
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Received the Top Paper Award at the 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association Intergroup Communication Interest group, June 17-21, 2013, London, England.

Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 03:46
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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