Young Latinos Use of Mobile Phones: A Cross-Cultural Study

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Article discussing a cross-cultural study designed to analyze how young people, operationalized in this study as people of Latino descent between the ages of 18-25, are using their mobile phone for various applications and what particular gratifications they derive from using the phone.

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Albarran, Alan B. & Hutton, Brian 2009.

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Article discussing a cross-cultural study designed to analyze how young people, operationalized in this study as people of Latino descent between the ages of 18-25, are using their mobile phone for various applications and what particular gratifications they derive from using the phone.

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Abstract: There is no doubt that the use of mobile phones has proliferated, not only in the United States but around the globe. In many countries the number of mobile phones now outnumbers wireline or "fixed" telephones by an ever-growing margin. With the advent of the iPhone, the Blackberry, and other "smart phones," the mobile phone is now much more than just a telephone. With the implementation of a faster 3G network infrastructure in many countries, mobile phones are now used to download and play music, games, and video material, as well as a host of other applications. This study was designed to analyze how young people, operationalized in this study as people of Latino descent between the ages of 18-25, are using their mobile phone for various applications and what particular gratifications they derive from using the phone. But this study takes on a much larger dimension, because it involves a cross-cultural strategy. Research partners were recruited in five Latin American countries: Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, in order to collect data and compare it to other countries and to what is happening in the United States.

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  • Revista de Comunicacion, 2009. Piura: Universidad de Piura. School of Communication, pp. 95-108.

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  • Publication Title: Revista de Comunicacion
  • Volume: 8
  • Page Start: 95
  • Page End: 108
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Albarran, Alan B. & Hutton, Brian. Young Latinos Use of Mobile Phones: A Cross-Cultural Study, article, 2009; [Piura, Peru]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30853/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.