Sampaga Background of the Study Texting has become an integral part of our lives; it has developed very rapidly throughout the world. Initial growth of text messaging starts with customers in sending an average 0. The largest average usage of the service by mobile phone subscribers is the Philippines with an average of 15 texts per day by subscribers.
While texting may seem like nothing more than another distraction for our fast-paced youth, it turns out this rapid means of communication may be more than just a nuisance.
Researchers have found there are actually positive effects of texting for teens, from improved language skills to emotional relief, and even added benefits for the especially introverted teen.
Language Skills A study published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology in found texting could positively impact reading and language development. Contrary to the notion that texting could be detrimental to teen literacy, the study found the use of text-speak, or language specific to text messages, was positively correlated with reading ability.
The study also noted the use of this text-speak did not carry over to misspellings in academic work and posited the fun associated with texting for young people contributes to greater literacy simply because it encourages teens to interact and engage with the written word.
Emotional Relief A study conducted by Israeli researchers and published in "Computers in Human Behavior" found when communicating digitally, teens who begin chatting in a distressed state often experience a reduction in negative moods after talking with a friend.
The study reveals teens who regularly text—or converse via the similar instant message—may experience emotional relief and even strengthen their bonds with friends in a way that is supplementary to in-person relationships. They may feel more comfortable opening up with the greater sense of comfort and anonymity this digital barrier provides.
Introversion "TIME" magazine offers that texting and other means of electronic communication have positive effects for introverted teenagers. It allows teens who are overwhelmed with thoughts and emotions, but not the most socially savvy, to get straight to the point with friends without having to make uncomfortable small talk or converse in large groups, which may be an additional source of discomfort for the introverted teen.
Teens surveyed by the NYU Child Study Center noted they were able to use text messaging to talk to their friends about everything.
Texting allows teenagers to say things they might be uncomfortable bringing up in person, helping introverts better reach out to others and express themselves.
Just One Piece While Amanda Klein of The Huffington Post notes texting can have positive impacts on maintaining relationships, she explains texting is best when used in conjunction with other forms of communication, including face-to-face interactions.
Text messaging alone allows people to relay information quickly and make and document basic plans. When texting is implemented alongside in-person socializing, relationships remain more grounded in reality. Teens can use texting to further develop and sustain relationships that already exist.group thinks that the argument is neither here nor there – text messaging has neither positive nor negative impact on student writing.
The first school of thought bases its . s the Short Message Service (SMS) or as it was later dubbed, txt-speak, chatspeak, texto, txtk, txt, texting language, txtslang, had appeared. Although initial growth of text messaging was slow, over time it has increased dramatically. SMS Texting and Its Potential Impacts on Students’ Written Abstract This article seeks to examine the transformative impact of SMS text messaging on student written communication skills.
Using the survey method, the article examines how pervasive the use of SMS texting is Before weighing the pros and cons of text messaging and its.
Dec 21, · In the age of text messaging, where words are reduced to nonstandard abbreviations and symbols, many people question the future of literacy.
But Author: Kate Baggott. a look at some of the effects and potential problems arising from the use of this text messaging.
A survey of students and instructors at Lane Community College found that 70% of those surveyed believed that texting had harmful effects on students writing skills.
Initial growth of text messaging starts with customers in sending an average messages per GSM (Global System for mobile communications) per customer per month. (Wikipedia, ) Today, text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service, with 35% of all mobile phones users worldwide or million to million phone.