The consequences of media multitasking for youth: So, I just keep using [phone]. Does multitasking with mobile phones affect learning? Portability and the variety of activities and social media platforms available on MTSDs made it even harder for parents to monitor or limit their use. A few parents articulated that it was important for adolescents to be aware of and exercise self-discipline on their usage, as they were not able to control their use all the time, for instance:
However, it might be challenging to do so as adolescents may find screen technology use more appealing than other activities. J Broadcast Electron Media. Sometimes I listen to music on my phone, then I read the subtitles on TV… I use the phone during advertisements and if like the show is boring right, halfway [through the show] I just get the main idea, then I [start to] use my phone. Hence, some adolescents were not conscious of taking breaks and usually stopped using only when they need to carry out other tasks or activities: However, negative outcomes such as impaired learning [ 45 ], reduced academic performance [ 42 ], poorer social and psychological well-being [ 46 ] have been associated with multitasking. What type of content are smartphone users addicted to?: A qualitative study into parental mediation of adolescents’ internet use.
Applications, impacts and trends of mobile technology-enhanced learning: Implications for research and practice Control measures on MTSD use Findings from this study have raised some important implications for further research and practice related to developing strategies for school, parents and adolescents to support wise MTSD use by adolescents.
Portability and the variety of activities and social media platforms available on MTSDs made pqge even harder for parents to monitor or limit their use.
MTSD use was often perceived as a form of break or relaxation from homework. A few parents articulated that it was important for adolescents to be aware of and exercise self-discipline on their usage, as they were not able to control their use all the time, for instance:.
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Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Reported influences of MTSD use Several influences of MTSD use were reported by adolescents and parents, which could be categorized into functional, personal and external influences: I find it very nice, so I watch it over and over again or find more of these videos [be]cause they seem interesting…then I cannot stop, so I keep on using.
Portability of MTSDs has enabled adolescents to use MTSDs ubiquitously; almost everywhere and anywhere was possible, even in various areas of the house including the toilet as reported by adolescents and parents.
Many adolescents appeared to have a lack of self-control over their use whereby they found it hard to resist or stop using MTSDs. Many adolescents used MTSDs ubiquitously at various locations, and frequently throughout the day upon waking up in the morning, in school and at home, even when outdoors or while commuting. Sometimes I listen to music on my phone, then I read the subtitles on TV… I use the phone during advertisements and if like the show is boring right, halfway [through the show] I just get the main idea, then I [start to] use my phone.
When outdoors in the community, for example when commuting in public transport, in cars or when walking to and from school or other places, and when out with family and friends e.
Each use of MTSD may therefore promote reward seeking behavior that could lead to compulsive device use, and distraction or irritability when adolescents are separated from homeworrk phones. You [I] just use the phone. Data from this study showed that patterns of MTSD use are different from traditional electronic devices. Portability of device could also affect the types of MTSD used at various locations. Adolescents who were more occupied on certain weekends and weekdays with more homework, studying especially during exam periods, school extra-curricular activities, tuition, sports or outings with family or friends reported that they did not have as much time available to use MTSDs, and hence did not use them as much as other days when pagge had more free time available.
Media multitasking in adolescence. Housing Development Board public housingwith increasing size related to ascending socioeconomic status, and private housing being higher status than HDB housing.
This is supported by other studies which have found that feelings of belonging, peer pressure [ 47 ], and frequent use of technology by parents were associated with increased technology use by children [ 2348 ]. Reported influences of use included functional, personal and external influences. Although some adolescents were compliant with parental control measures, the compliance was not consistent and there were often instances of non-compliance reported by parents and adolescents.
Check [if] got any messages, sure [to have] got [messages] after so long.
The use of mobile touch screen devices, e. J Community Appl Soc Psychol. Another not well understood pattern of use is the nature and extent of multitasking during MTSD use. So I have to hold my phone in my hand…hold[ing] in your hand has [created] temptation to keep using [the] phone.
Many of the adolescents, especially those who owned a MTSD, used MTSDs frequently throughout the whole day during weekdays and weekends, whenever possible. When they were multitasking, they often checked their smartphones for messages or social media updates. All themes were reviewed and discussed by all the authors, and differences in interpretation were resolved. MTSDs refer to portable electronic devices in which users interact with a touch sensitive screen interface using their digits or a stylus pen, specifically smartphones and tablet computers [ homewokr ].
Moreover, perspectives from parents were sought which helped to triangulate data obtained mtsr the adolescents and to indicate important discrepancies between the perceptions of the adolescent and the parent.
On the other hand, a few adolescents perceived their usage pafe excessive but did not take any active measures to control their usage, as they felt that it was difficult to change their habits of use:.
Parental restriction of access to internet and mobile data also limited time spent on social media or content online by adolescents.
This study has also pointed out a general lack of awareness, concerns and self-control of MTSD use from the adolescents, which could have contributed to high and frequent MTSD use, and non-compliance with parental rules or restrictions.
Earlier research pxge shown that authoritative and restrictive ways of parental mediation of technology use do not contribute well to compliance [ 2959 ].