( Re)defining relationships in a mediated context

Material Information

Title:
( Re)defining relationships in a mediated context graduate student use of synchronous computer-mediated communication
Alternate title:
Redefining relationships in a mediated context
Creator:
Nicholas, Michael P
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla]
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Instant messenger
Online communication
Qualitative interviews
Interpersonal communication
Personal disclosure
Dissertations, Academic -- Communication -- Masters -- USF ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This study consists of qualitative interviews with 8 graduate students about the use of synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC), or instant message (IM), programs in their interpersonal relationships. Participants were interviewed twice, once via an instant message program and once in a face-to-face setting. They were asked about their frequency of use, their use of multi-tasking, and the types of conversations they have via IM. Results of the interviews are discussed, with a concentration on the paradoxical nature of IM communication as impersonal, but at the same time, conducive to personal disclosure and intimacy.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2008.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
General Note:
Title from PDF of title page.
General Note:
Document formatted into pages; contains 71 pages.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Michael P. Nicholas.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
001993678 ( ALEPH )
317116434 ( OCLC )
E14-SFE0002400 ( USFLDC DOI )
e14.2400 ( USFLDC Handle )

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USF Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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