Gender differences in social network development via mobile phone text messages: A longitudinal study

  title={Gender differences in social network development via mobile phone text messages: A longitudinal study},
  author={Tasuku Igarashi and Jiro Takai and Toshikazu Yoshida},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={691 - 713}
We examined the development of face-to-face (FTF) social networks and mobile/cell phone text message (MPTM)-mediated social networks, and gender differences in the social network structure of 64 male and 68 female first-year undergraduate students. Social network analysis showed that MPTM social networks consisted of dyadic relationships, and its growth was slower than FTF social networks. The intimacy of friends who communicate via both FTF and MPTM was rated higher than those who communicate… Expand

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