A Question of Commitment, Attention and Trust: The Role of Smartphone Practices for Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence

Christina Ortner & Sophie Holly
By doing case analyses of five selected families, this paper reconstructs how smartphone practices in everyday family life alter relationships between parents and their adolescent children (12-15 years). Following the approach of integrative-praxeological family research, we took single families as a starting point. The empirical data was gathered through a combination of problem-centred interviews and a qualitative experiment, were we asked the participating families to put aside their mobiles for one day. The results show...
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