Gaps between Affection and Text Messaging in Relation to the Uses and Gratifications Theory: Examining Texting and The Need to Belong
Daniel Peters, Shania Weigandt
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For our literature review, we have been identifying gaps between affection and text messaging in relation to the uses and gratifications theory. Our interest within this topic lies with our curiosity to discover why people feel a need to belong, and how those needs affect communication in relation to texting. With the help of our research, we will be able to compare how texting can possibly contribute to the fear of missing out as well as the drive to be a part of something. We will utilize the information about adolescence using text messaging to narrow down the uses and gratifications of younger generations who use texting. The scholarly literature that we have studied can be separated into four categories; the needing to belong, text messaging, correlation of texting and the needing to belong, and uses and gratification theory. These topics lead us to our research question which asks how the need for affection affects an individual's personal use of text messaging.
Course Project 202310 COM 503 01
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
"Gaps between Affection and Text Messaging in Relation to the Uses and Gratifications Theory: Examining Texting and The Need to Belong" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3172.
Presentation: 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom