Uncertainty reduction and disclosure among homeless individuals using computer-mediated communication
This descriptive study explores how homeless individuals use the Internet to communicate. The study documents where homeless use the Internet including how they use the Internet for computer-mediated communication. The study incorporated the survey responses of 119 homeless people in order to examine the relationship between uncertainty reduction and self-disclosure during initial interaction among homeless individuals using computer-mediated communication. Homeless participants' responses were coded and analyzed using the statistical program SPSS. Pearson r correlations and sample t tests were used to analyze the data. Pearson r tests found significant correlations between uncertainty and self-disclosure among homeless Internet users. In terms of gender and ethnicity, the independent sample t tests conducted, indicated no statistical significance. Results are described in the study. ^
Speech Communication|Sociology, Public and Social Welfare|Information Science
Islas, Patricia, "Uncertainty reduction and disclosure among homeless individuals using computer-mediated communication" (2003). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAIEP12248.