Teenagers and ICT usage: analysis of its emotional, academic, and social effects
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AuthorGonzález López, Ignacio; Quintero Ordóñez, Belén; Reche Urbano, Eloísa; Fuentes Esparrell, Juan Antonio
Universitat de Barcelona
ICTUsage habitsEmotional managementSocial settingAcademic setting
López, I. G., Ordóñez, B. Q., Urbano, E. R., & Esparrell, J. A. F. (2021). Teenagers and ICT usage: analysis of its emotional, academic, and social effects. Digital Education Review, (39), 159-171. [10.1344/DER.2021.39.159-171]
This study aims to determine the perceptions families have about their children’s use of Information and Communication Technologies, identifying usage habits and their effects on the management of emotions, within the academic and social settings. The study was conducted with a total of 253 families from throughout Spain, whose children are between the ages of 14 and 16 and are attending compulsory secondary education. To this end, a crosssectional non-experimental study was carried out by means of a survey. The families surveyed indicate that their children use technology for five hours a day, the mobile phone being the most widely used device, and that this directly affects their levels of irritability and frustration when usage is limited, but does not cause adverse effects in academic and social settings.