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Electronic Play, Study, Communication, and Adolescent Achievement, 2003 to 2008.
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PMID:  22984336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adolescents' time spent messaging, exploring websites, and studying on the computer increased between 2003 and 2008. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement, this study examines how such changes have influenced individual achievement and behavior from childhood to adolescence. Greater communications and Internet web time proved detrimental to vocabulary and reading whereas the increased use of computer games was associated with increased reading and problem-solving scores, particularly for girls and minority children. Increased use of the computer for studying was associated with increased test scores for girls but not boys. The consequences are more benign than many feared. Groups that have traditionally used the computer less (girls, minority children) appear to benefit from greater use.
Authors:
Sandra L Hofferth; Ui Jeong Moon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1050-8392     ISO Abbreviation:  J Res Adolesc     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109126     Medline TA:  J Res Adolesc     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  215-224     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, hofferth@umd.edu.
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