An Analysis of Internet Effects on New Adopters of the Internet on a Remote Island in Mexico
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Pamela J. Shoemaker
Internet, Media Effects
Previous research has examined many different consequences of adopting the internet, but has not put these consequences together or given all of them clear labels or categories. The research clearly identifies five proposed characteristics of consequences, and finds not only definite reporting of culture change. The study was conducted via telephone, and requests internet usage information of household representatives. Hypotheses were tested and consequential relationships were revealed; there is more fighting since the internet arrived, where one uses the internet does not relate to one's income or whether tensions exist in a household. Furthermore respondent had very bipolar responses, for example most said that the internet helps them with their jobs but that they dislike the internet. These trends were conclusive through multiple comparisons.
Brown Varela, Cherise I., "An Analysis of Internet Effects on New Adopters of the Internet on a Remote Island in Mexico" (2013). Media Studies - Theses. 13.