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'IM Me': Instant Messaging as Relational Maintenance and Everyday Communication

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Few studies to date have examined the use of Internet applications in enacting “everyday” routine relational maintenance and even fewer assess how such tools converge or replace other, more traditional forms of communication to sustain involvements. The present study is exploratory in nature and examines the role of one such tool, instant messaging (IM), in relational maintenance. Participants (N = 402) reported their general use of IM (stage 1) and subsequently conducted and reported on a specific interaction occurring either through IM or face-to-face (stage 2). Analyses indicated IM users were younger, had used the Internet for a longer period, and spent more time on-line per session than their counterparts. Among IM users, significant differences in “every communication” also emerged according to gender and the types of relationships maintained. Findings also indicate that IM is being utilized in conjunction with other richer communication channels. New research opportunities for examining the relational maintenance processes employing IM technologies are advanced.

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Key Words: relational maintenance, computer-mediated communication, Internet, instant messaging, routine interaction
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Ramirez, Artemio. and Broneck, Kathy. "'IM Me': Instant Messaging as Relational Maintenance and Everyday Communication" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111935_index.html>

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Ramirez, A. and Broneck, K. , 2003-05-27 "'IM Me': Instant Messaging as Relational Maintenance and Everyday Communication" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111935_index.html

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Abstract: Few studies to date have examined the use of Internet applications in enacting “everyday” routine relational maintenance and even fewer assess how such tools converge or replace other, more traditional forms of communication to sustain involvements. The present study is exploratory in nature and examines the role of one such tool, instant messaging (IM), in relational maintenance. Participants (N = 402) reported their general use of IM (stage 1) and subsequently conducted and reported on a specific interaction occurring either through IM or face-to-face (stage 2). Analyses indicated IM users were younger, had used the Internet for a longer period, and spent more time on-line per session than their counterparts. Among IM users, significant differences in “every communication” also emerged according to gender and the types of relationships maintained. Findings also indicate that IM is being utilized in conjunction with other richer communication channels. New research opportunities for examining the relational maintenance processes employing IM technologies are advanced.

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Instant Messaging Page 1 RUNNING HEAD: Instant Messaging ‘IM Me’: Instant Messaging as Relational Maintenance and Everyday Communication Abstract Few studies to date have examined the use of Internet applications in enacting “everyday” routine relational maintenance and even fewer assess how such tools converge or replace other more traditional forms of communication to sustain involvements. The present study is exploratory in nature and examines the role of one such tool instant messaging (IM) in relational maintenance. Participants (N =
Value Change Control ______________________________________________________________________________ Male Male partner 7.16 (1.34) 4.81 (.93) .20 (.62) 2.33 (.59) Female partner 6.81 (1.15) 5.08 (1.52) .65 (.61) 1.79 (.43) Female Male partner 7.18 (1.21) 6.15 (1.43) .66 (.64) 2.05 (.62) Female partner 7.60 (1.04) 5.56 (1.53) .45 (.52) 2.01 (.52) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Note: Measures of Communication Quality and Value used a 9-point scale Change used a 7- point scale ranging from –3 to +3 and Control used a 5-point scale.


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