Uses y Gratifications Internet Teenagers Motives of use
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GARCÍA JIMÉNEZ, A.; LÓPEZ DE AYALA LÓPEZ, M. y GAONA PISIONERO, C.., ""A vision of uses and gratifications applied to the study of Internet use by adolescents"" en: Communication and Society/Comunicación y Sociedad, vol. XXV, n. 2, 2012, pp.231-254.
Based on uses and gratifications theory, the aim of this paper is to identify the reasons for using Internet among teenagers and to check different variables in order to predict types of uses. After conducting a representative survey applied to 397 high school students in Community of Madrid (Spain), Internet users’ gratifications and their relationships with variables related to adolescent characteristics, family context and time of online exposure are analyzed. The article concludes that daily use of Internet predicts higher consumption of communication and social relationships