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An important first step in understanding the influence of technology related generation differences in families would be to determine the reality of perceived technological generational differences between parents and their children.
Prolonged reliance on parents may involve financial support, living arrangements, and emotional support (Aquilino, 2006).Among the current population of young adults, technology has been a part of their microsystem since birth, whereas their parents have grown into this technological age.If parents and young adults differ in their level of technological knowledge, these differences could potentially influence parent-child interactions.In this study we begin to investigate the mesosystem that includes the young adult-technology microsystem and the parent-young adult microsystem.As technology and media have become part of the young adult microsystem experience, it has become apparent that limited research is available concerning the influence of technology on other relationships formed within the microsystem, such as parent-child relationships.Technology users are no longer limited to viewing media, they can also communicate socially with others across the globe (Courtois, Mechant, De Marez, & Verleye, 2009).
Email, social networking, chat rooms, and video chat (e.g., Skype) provides a means for communication to be instant and in some modalities, face-to-face (Jones, 2009).Digital generation gap, social networking, video chat, cell phones, email, ecological theory, parents DOWNLOAD PDF Generational theory postulates that generational cohorts emerge when people are born within a 20 year time period, share a location in history, have common beliefs and behavior, and have a sense membership within the generational group (Strauss & Howe, 1991).Generational cohorts are proposed to be radically different in values and behaviors because they experienced different events during their formative years (Howe & Strauss, 2003).However, consistent with Acock and Bengtson’s (1980) conclusions in their generation gap research, a few qualitative studies identified perceived generational differences in technology skills (i.e., perceived digital generation gap) between parents and their children (Clark, 2009; Livingstone, 2003).Vogl-Bauer (2003) indicated that it is the job of both researchers and families to understand how technology is influencing family functioning.These new culturally accepted changes in societal expectations and values (macrosystem) have likely affected sociohistorical conditions (chronosystem; Bronfenbrenner, 1993).