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How use of smartphone news applications relates to optimism, life engagement and worry

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dc.contributor.advisor Caska, Barbara en
dc.contributor.author McParland, Aideen en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-26T15:34:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-26T15:34:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation McParland, a. (2017). How use of smartphone news applications relates to optimism, life engagement and worry. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10788/3318
dc.description.abstract The aim of this mixed method study was to explore the relationship between mobile phone news application usage and the trait variables of optimism/pessimism, life engagement and worry. Incorporating correlational and cross-sectional hypotheses, an online survey was open to any adults who owned a smartphone. A hundred and thirty-five people responded via social networking sites. There were no significant findings in relation to optimism/pessimism and worry, indicating a lack of synchrony between this type of news exposure and these particular personality features. There was a significant difference on the level of life engagement between 2 groups. The group with mobile phone news apps installed (60% of the sample) had a higher average score of life engagement than the group with no news apps installed. This and other findings in relation to news consumption habits could have interesting implications for research in the areas of news media and individual difference. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Dublin Business School en
dc.rights Items in Esource are protected by copyright. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/copyright holder. en
dc.rights.uri esource.dbs.ie/copyright en
dc.subject Personality en
dc.subject Individual differences en
dc.subject Media en
dc.title How use of smartphone news applications relates to optimism, life engagement and worry en
dc.type Final Year Project en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.type.degreename Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology en
dc.type.degreelevel Higher Diploma en


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