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She and her mobile phone : on examining the connection between female mobile phone use pattern and motherhood

Okekumata, J. (2008) She and her mobile phone : on examining the connection between female mobile phone use pattern and motherhood.

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Abstract:It is widely believed that technology has the potentials to improve people’s life. In addition current societal trends claim that Information and communication technologies (ICT’s) have implications, good or bad for the organization and management of everyday life, more so the mobile phone considering its present day pervasiveness. The aim of this paper is to investigate how female parents integrate mobile phones into their daily lives and also the effects it produces on their parenting roles. The method of research involved interviews with 20 mothers residing in the Netherlands. Illustrations drawn from interviews with some of these mothers were used to provide multi-dimensional descriptions of mobile phone use within the context of everyday life. Consequently research questions were answered concerning the effect of mobile phone on the daily practices, routines and social structures of diverse categories of women. It was concluded that majority of these women use their mobile phones in ways that not only impact their family life, but also shape how they fulfill their parental obligations.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59322
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