Purpose The current study was designed to examine how and why
divorced parents use computers and the Internet for communication with
their coparent and with their child(ren).
Methodology/approach The current study utilized the uses and gratification
perspective. A subsample of 178 divorced parents with at least
one child aged 25 or younger from a larger research project participated.
Parents were recruited to participate in a 15-minute online survey
through email listservs with a nationwide and demographically diverse
Findings Analyses revealed that divorced parents are active users of
technology, for communicating with their child(ren) as well as with the
child(ren)’s other parent. In addition, parents were comfortable using
the Internet and accessing online parenting information, citing few
barriers to use.
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Dworkin, Jodi; McCann, Ellie; McGuire, Jenifer K..
Coparenting in the Digital Era: Exploring Divorced Parents' Use of Technology.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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