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dc.contributor.authorSteyn, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorRoos, Vera
dc.contributor.authorBotha, Karel
dc.identifier.citationSteyn, S. et al. 2018. Cell phone usage relational regulation strategies of older South Africans. Journal of psychology in Africa, 28(3): 201-205. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1815-5626 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThis study explored older South Africans’ relational regulation strategies in using their cell phones to address their social goals and psychosocial needs. Nineteen older South Africans (17 female; 2 male), aged 60 and older, who had access to a cell phone and represented different socio-economic levels based on the Living Standard Measurement (LSM) scale, participated in the Mmogo-method®, a visual data-collection method. Thematic and visual analysis revealed that the subjective assessment of cell phone users’ competence determined the type of relational regulation strategy they apply. Findings revealed older persons to adopt three relational regulation strategies in their cell phone use: (i) postponement of need satisfaction; (ii) asking directly; or (iii) negotiating for needs satisfaction. The findings might facilitate programmes that promote cell phone use in older persons to address their social needs and promote healthy intergenerational interactionsen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectCell phonesen_US
dc.subjectOlder personsen_US
dc.subjectRelational regulationen_US
dc.titleCell phone usage relational regulation strategies of older South Africansen_US
dc.contributor.researchID21650713 - Steyn, Sandra Elizabeth
dc.contributor.researchID10367225 - Roos, Vera
dc.contributor.researchID10067973 - Botha, Karel Frederick Hendrik

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