若年層の社会化過程における携帯メール利用の効果 : パーソナル・ネットワークの同質性・異質性と寛容性に注目して [in Japanese] The effect of mobile phone e-mailing in socialization in adolescents : Focusing on the homogeneity and heterogeneity of personal networks and tolerance [in Japanese]
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The effect of mobile phone e-mailing on young people's social tolerance was investigated by analyzing survey data of high school students in Japan. The results show that mobile phone e-mailing had a positive promoting effect on the homogeneity and a negative effect on the heterogeneity of personal networks. This in turn had a negative effect on social tolerance toward others. Mobile phone e-mailing enables students to select homogeneous others as companions of communication and thus brings a bias of homogeneity into their personal networks. This homogeneity bias in turn had a negative effect on the development of social tolerance in the socialization process by reducing the chance of interaction with heterogeneous others.
- Japanese Journal of Social Psychology
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 23(1), 82-94, 2007
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology