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Chapter 13—Media Multiplexity Theory

Theoretical considerations

Jen Eden and Alice E. Veksler, “Relational Maintenance in the Digital Age: Implicit Rules and Multiple Modalities,” Communication Quarterly, Vol. 64, 2016, pp. 119-144.

Eszter Hargittai and Y.-L. Patrick Hsieh, “From Dabblers to Omnivores: A Typology of Social Network Site Usage,” in A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (Zizi Papacharissi, ed.), Routledge, New York, 2010, pp. 146-168.

Laura Stafford and Joshua D. Hillyer, “Information and Communication Technologies in Personal Relationships,” Review Of Communication, Vol. 12, 2012, pp. 290-312.

Samuel Hardman Taylor, Andrew M. Ledbetter, and Joseph P. Mazer, “Initial Specification and Empirical Test of Media Enjoyment Theory,” Communication Research, 2017 (published online before print).

 

Family and Intergenerational issues

Michael Chan, “Multimodal Connectedness and Quality of Life: Examining the Influences of Technology Adoption and Interpersonal Communication on Well-Being Across the Life Span,” Journal Of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 20, 2015, pp. 3-18.

Justin Peer, “Parent-Emerging Adult Relationships in the Digital Age: A Family Systems Theoretical Perspective,” in Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships Among Emeging Adults in the Digital Age (Michelle F. Wright, ed.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2017, pp. 112-127.

Jennifer Schon, “‘Dad Doesn’t Text’: Examining How Parents’ Use of Information Communication Technologies Influences Satisfaction Among Emerging Adult Children,” Emerging Adulthood, Vol. 2, 2014, pp. 304-312.

Samuel Hardman Taylor and Andrew M. Ledbetter, “Extending Media Multiplexity Theory to the Extended Family: Communication Satisfaction and Tie Strength as Moderators of Violations of Media Use Expectations,” New Media & Society, Vol. 19, 2017, pp. 1369-1387.

 

Friendship

Nathan Miczo, Theresa Mariani, and Crystal Donahue, “The Strength of Strong Ties: Media Multiplexity, Communication Motives, and the Maintenance of Geographically Close Friendships,” Communication Reports, Vol. 24, 2011, pp. 12-24.

Erin K. Ruppel, Tricia J. Burke, and Maura R. Cherney, “Channel Complementarity and Multiplexity in Long-Distance Friends’ Patterns of Communication Technology Use,” New Media & Society, 2017 (published online before print).

 

Facebook as relational maintenance

Michael G. Blight, Kristy Jagiello, and Erin K. Ruppel, “‘Same Stuff Different Day:’ A Mixed-Method Study of Support Seeking on Facebook,” Computers In Human Behavior, Vol. 53, 2015, pp. 366-373.

Andrew M. Ledbetter and Joseph P. Mazer, “Do Online Communication Attitudes Mitigate the Association Between Facebook Use and Relational Interdependence? An Extension of Media Multiplexity Theory,” New Media & Society, Vol. 16, 2014, pp. 806-822.

Namkee Park, Seungyoon Lee, and Jang Hyun Kim, “Individuals’ Personal Network Characteristics and Patterns of Facebook Use: A Social Network Approach,” Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 28, 2012, pp. 1700-1707.

Artemio Ramirez, Jr., Erin M. Sumner, and John Spinda, “The Relational Reconnection Function of Social Network Sites,” New Media & Society, Vol. 19, 2017, pp. 807-825.

 

Other applied contexts

Hui-Jung Chang and J. David Johnson, “Communication Networks as Predictors of Organizational Members' Media Choices,” Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 65, 2001, pp. 349-369.

Gustavo Mesch and Ilan Talmud, “The Quality of Online and Offline Relationships: The Role of Multiplexity and Duration of Social Relationships,” Information Society, Vol. 22, 2006, pp. 137-148.

Gustavo S. Mesch, Ilan Talmud, and Anabel Quan-Haase, “Instant Messaging Social Networks: Individual, Relational, and Cultural Characteristics,” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 29, 2012, pp. 736-759.

Shu-Fen Tseng, Yuli Patrick Hsieh, “The Implications of Networked Individualism for Social Participation: How Mobile Phone, E-mail, and IM Networks Afford Social Participation for Rural Residents in Taiwan,” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 59, 2015, pp. 1157-1172.

Katrien Van Cleemput, “‘I'll See You on IM, Text, or Call You’: A Social Network Approach of Adolescents' Use of Communication Media,” Bulletin Of Science, Technology & Society, Vol. 30, 2010, pp. 75-85.

 

 



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Chapter 13—Media Multiplexity Theory

Theoretical considerations

Jen Eden and Alice E. Veksler, “Relational Maintenance in the Digital Age: Implicit Rules and Multiple Modalities,” Communication Quarterly, Vol. 64, 2016, pp. 119-144.

Eszter Hargittai and Y.-L. Patrick Hsieh, “From Dabblers to Omnivores: A Typology of Social Network Site Usage,” in A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (Zizi Papacharissi, ed.), Routledge, New York, 2010, pp. 146-168.

Laura Stafford and Joshua D. Hillyer, “Information and Communication Technologies in Personal Relationships,” Review Of Communication, Vol. 12, 2012, pp. 290-312.

Samuel Hardman Taylor, Andrew M. Ledbetter, and Joseph P. Mazer, “Initial Specification and Empirical Test of Media Enjoyment Theory,” Communication Research, 2017 (published online before print).

 

Family and Intergenerational issues

Michael Chan, “Multimodal Connectedness and Quality of Life: Examining the Influences of Technology Adoption and Interpersonal Communication on Well-Being Across the Life Span,” Journal Of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 20, 2015, pp. 3-18.

Justin Peer, “Parent-Emerging Adult Relationships in the Digital Age: A Family Systems Theoretical Perspective,” in Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships Among Emeging Adults in the Digital Age (Michelle F. Wright, ed.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2017, pp. 112-127.

Jennifer Schon, “‘Dad Doesn’t Text’: Examining How Parents’ Use of Information Communication Technologies Influences Satisfaction Among Emerging Adult Children,” Emerging Adulthood, Vol. 2, 2014, pp. 304-312.

Samuel Hardman Taylor and Andrew M. Ledbetter, “Extending Media Multiplexity Theory to the Extended Family: Communication Satisfaction and Tie Strength as Moderators of Violations of Media Use Expectations,” New Media & Society, Vol. 19, 2017, pp. 1369-1387.

 

Friendship

Nathan Miczo, Theresa Mariani, and Crystal Donahue, “The Strength of Strong Ties: Media Multiplexity, Communication Motives, and the Maintenance of Geographically Close Friendships,” Communication Reports, Vol. 24, 2011, pp. 12-24.

Erin K. Ruppel, Tricia J. Burke, and Maura R. Cherney, “Channel Complementarity and Multiplexity in Long-Distance Friends’ Patterns of Communication Technology Use,” New Media & Society, 2017 (published online before print).

 

Facebook as relational maintenance

Michael G. Blight, Kristy Jagiello, and Erin K. Ruppel, “‘Same Stuff Different Day:’ A Mixed-Method Study of Support Seeking on Facebook,” Computers In Human Behavior, Vol. 53, 2015, pp. 366-373.

Andrew M. Ledbetter and Joseph P. Mazer, “Do Online Communication Attitudes Mitigate the Association Between Facebook Use and Relational Interdependence? An Extension of Media Multiplexity Theory,” New Media & Society, Vol. 16, 2014, pp. 806-822.

Namkee Park, Seungyoon Lee, and Jang Hyun Kim, “Individuals’ Personal Network Characteristics and Patterns of Facebook Use: A Social Network Approach,” Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 28, 2012, pp. 1700-1707.

Artemio Ramirez, Jr., Erin M. Sumner, and John Spinda, “The Relational Reconnection Function of Social Network Sites,” New Media & Society, Vol. 19, 2017, pp. 807-825.

 

Other applied contexts

Hui-Jung Chang and J. David Johnson, “Communication Networks as Predictors of Organizational Members' Media Choices,” Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 65, 2001, pp. 349-369.

Gustavo Mesch and Ilan Talmud, “The Quality of Online and Offline Relationships: The Role of Multiplexity and Duration of Social Relationships,” Information Society, Vol. 22, 2006, pp. 137-148.

Gustavo S. Mesch, Ilan Talmud, and Anabel Quan-Haase, “Instant Messaging Social Networks: Individual, Relational, and Cultural Characteristics,” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 29, 2012, pp. 736-759.

Shu-Fen Tseng, Yuli Patrick Hsieh, “The Implications of Networked Individualism for Social Participation: How Mobile Phone, E-mail, and IM Networks Afford Social Participation for Rural Residents in Taiwan,” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 59, 2015, pp. 1157-1172.

Katrien Van Cleemput, “‘I'll See You on IM, Text, or Call You’: A Social Network Approach of Adolescents' Use of Communication Media,” Bulletin Of Science, Technology & Society, Vol. 30, 2010, pp. 75-85.

 

 



You can access Further Resouces for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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