I want it now: do new media affect ability to delay gratification?

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dc.contributor Bissell, Kimberly L.
dc.contributor Ki, Eyun-Jung
dc.contributor Pasadeos, Yorgo
dc.contributor Leeper, James D.
dc.contributor.advisor Zhou, Shuhua
dc.contributor.author Meade, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:25:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:25:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000869
dc.identifier.other Meade_alatus_0004D_11050
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1370
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explored the effects of the mediated culture of instant gratification on users' ability to delay gratification throughout adolescent development. Focusing on the variables of self-control, impulsiveness, time orientation, and ability to delay gratification, 271 participants in grades 6, 9, 12, and college juniors completed an online survey testing their media usage. Two groups were formed: participants with high access to instant gratification media, and participants with low access. These groups were tested for differences in the previously mentioned variables, and models were formed to depict the relationships between each variable in each group. Group differences were found for academic delay of gratification (p = .02). The participants in the high access group were more likely to put their grade in danger for a good time whereas the low access group would not. However, this disappeared when controlling for grade level. Three models determined that demographic variables led to self-control, impulsiveness, and time orientation.
dc.format.extent 135 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Mass communication
dc.title I want it now: do new media affect ability to delay gratification?
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences
etdms.degree.discipline Communication & Information Sciences
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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