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Australian post-separation parenting on the smartphone: What’s ‘App-ening?

Smyth, Bruce; Fehlberg, Belinda

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In recent years Australia has seen increasing use of digital technology including smartphones and with that, increasing development and availability of online family law resources including digital applications (‘apps’). However, the extent to which online resources are being used – and are considered useful – by those experiencing relationship separation has not so far been the focus of Australian empirical research. After first briefly examining digital developments in Australia more broadly,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorFehlberg, Belinda
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-17T04:23:24Z
dc.identifier.citationBruce Smyth & Belinda Fehlberg (2019) Australian post-separation parenting on the smartphone: What’s ‘App-ening?, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 41:1, 53-71, DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2019.1554793
dc.identifier.issn0141-8033
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/195669
dc.description.abstractIn recent years Australia has seen increasing use of digital technology including smartphones and with that, increasing development and availability of online family law resources including digital applications (‘apps’). However, the extent to which online resources are being used – and are considered useful – by those experiencing relationship separation has not so far been the focus of Australian empirical research. After first briefly examining digital developments in Australia more broadly, we draw on recent data from 35 separated parents across four states to explore use and utility of family law resources available on smartphones from a ‘consumer’ perspective, focusing on apps. Our analysis suggests a gap between what is available, and what is known about and used by separating parents.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Australian Research Council (Grant No. FT110100757).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law
dc.titleAustralian post-separation parenting on the smartphone: What’s ‘App-ening?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2019-07-16
local.identifier.absfor180113 - Family Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5786633xPUB634
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSmyth, Bruce, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFehlberg, Belinda, University of Melbourne
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT110100757
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage53
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage71
local.identifier.doi10.1080/09649069.2019.1554793
dc.date.updated2019-07-28T08:20:54Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85060172095
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