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USU Study: How Technology Impacts Relationships

ABC4.com Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019


A new study by a Utah State University Assistant Professor helps us to understand the impact technology is having on our relationships. David Schramm, Utah State University assistant professor and Extension family life specialist, also known as USU relationship specialist “Dr. Dave,” said it is inevitable that technology creeps into nearly every aspect of our lives. He said he believes there are two important areas that must be consciously protected to help strengthen couple and parent-child relationships: in the bed and at the table. ... Schramm asked several questions related to technology use and these were the results: Eighty-eight percent agree that technoference is a big problem in our society, with 62 percent of those surveyed agreeing that it is a big problem in their family. Seventy percent reported that technology interrupts family time at least occasionally. Forty-five percent consider technology a big problem in their marriage.



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