College students' text messaging, use of textese and literacy skills

  title={College students' text messaging, use of textese and literacy skills},
  author={Michelle A. Drouin},
  journal={J. Comp. Assisted Learning},
In this study, I examined reported frequency of text messaging, use of textese and literacy skills (reading accuracy, spelling and reading fluency) in a sample of American college students. Participants reported using text messaging, social networking sites and textese more often than was reported in previous (2009) research, and their frequency of textese use varied across contexts. Correlational analyses revealed significant, positive relationships between text messaging frequency and… CONTINUE READING
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