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Title: Then and Now: Technology Use Over Time
Authors: Spreckley, Jody Janette
Supervisor(s): Jerry, Paul (Associate Dean Student Services & Professor Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Examining Committee: Nuttgens, Simon (Internal, Associate Professor, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology)
Fraser, Shawn (External, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Degree: Master of Counselling
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Transcendental Phenomenology
Technology Use Over Time
Developmental Technology Use Theory
Stages of Technology Use
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2018
Abstract: In this transcendental phenomenological study, the research question explored was: What is the essence of how counselling students related to technology over time? For participants, becoming increasingly familiar with technology involved receiving support, feeling uncomfortable, exploring possibilities, viewing technology as a tool, and examining the social dynamics involved with technology use. A new, developmental theory of using technology, the stages of technology use by Rempel and Jerry (2013), was described. Using the data from this study, Rempel and Jerry’s theory was refined and a conceptual model for understanding beneficial and problematic technology use was developed, based on attachment theory and Erikson’s (1950/1993) psychosocial developmental model.
Graduation Date: Jun-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/251
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