Information communication technologies in families and the clinical encounter: A cross-national survey SEFT/ETEFJournal of Family Therapy (2014)
AbstractInformation communication technologies (ICT) are an integral part of contemporary family life, though the existing research about its impact is scarce, less than definitive, and individually based, as well as failing to attend to cross-cultural and cross-national dimensions. This study investigates how family clinicians construe the impact of ICT in the clinical context. A survey directed at family clinicians (N = 258) in four countries (Canada, Mexico, Spain and the USA) was designed to gather data on their beliefs about the impact of the emerging ICT on families and on their own clinical practice. The study found differences in the use of ICT across countries and correlation analyses showed there were more positive attitudes about the impact of emerging ICT on family dynamics among the clinicians whose use them the most.
- families and information technologies,
- clinicians and information technologies.
Publication DateWinter April, 2014
Citation InformationGonzalo Bacigalupe, Maria Camara and Laura Buffardi. "Information communication technologies in families and the clinical encounter: A cross-national survey SEFT/ETEF" Journal of Family Therapy Vol. 36 Iss. 4 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gonzalo_bacigalupe/16/