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Title:Understanding the Effects of the Internet on Family Life
Author(s):Hughes, Robert, Jr.; Hans, Jason
Subject(s):family life
information technology
Abstract:We examine research on the effects of computers and the Internet on families to bring about a better understanding of how this technology influences family life. We begin with an overview of the extent to which computers and the Internet have become part of the landscape of family life. To provide perspective, we also consider information about other communication technologies. Then we look at five questions regarding the effects of computers and the Internet on families: (a) How has the Internet affected romantic relationships? (b) How has the Internet affected family relationships? (c) How does the Internet affect family ties to social networks? (d) How is the intersection of work and family altered by the Internet? and (e) How can the Internet be used to help families?
Issue Date:2004
Citation Info:Hughes, Jr., R. & Hans, J. D. (2004). Effects of the Internet on families. In M. Coleman & L. Ganong (Eds.), Handbook of contemporary families (pp. 506-520). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Genre:Book Chapter
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-03-25

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