Roles of Smartphone App Use in Improving Social Capital and Reducing Social Isolation

@article{Cho2015RolesOS,
  title={Roles of Smartphone App Use in Improving Social Capital and Reducing Social Isolation},
  author={Jaehee Cho},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={350-5}
}
This study investigated the relationships among smartphone app use, social capital, and social isolation. It focused on two different smartphone apps--communication and social networking site (SNS) apps--and their effects on bonding and bridging social capital. Generational differences in smartphone use were also considered. Results from hierarchical regression analyses indicated that individuals' use of communication apps was helpful for increasing social capital and that this effect of using… CONTINUE READING