Content analysis of Student's short messages; Tehran's universities

Masoud Kowsari, Tahereh Kheir-Khah
2008 Taḥqīqāt-i Farhangī-i Īrān  
Recently, cell phone, as an unlimited media, in comparison with others, has deeply changed the modes of interpersonal connections. Accessibility, and inexpensiveness, in addition to the transcendence of normal face to face relation restrictions, could be taken for granted as most fascinating features of SMS. Therefore, content analysis of the SMS could help to clarify the communicative subjectivities in interpersonal communications. This study tends to analyze the content of 2651 short messages
more » ... 2651 short messages exchanged among 80 students both genders, in various universities in Tehran. This paper attempts to answer the following questions: Who are the main senders of the messages? In what time are the SMS s frequently s sent or received? What are the most frequent contents? Is there any relationship between the gender of recipients/senders and the content of the messages? Whether the contents are related to the marital statue of the receiver and sender or not?
doi:10.7508/ijcr.2008.02.003 doaj:73a7ffbdc3174b19936352fee1358505 fatcat:sz6dmiy7qzdenjqjpsryhlcgn4