If you think that the representatives of generation Z areyoung people who, according to various estimates, were born between 2000 and 2019 - can not tear themselves away from their gadgets, get ready to be surprised. Yes, representatives of generation Z are called children of the Internet and this is quite logical. However, the addiction to smartphones is greater than others, even more millennials or generation Y - people who were born between 1980 and 1999 - show baby boomers or representatives of generation X - people who were born between 1960 and 1979, respectively. Who would have thought?
Baby boomers love smartphones?
Researchers from many different fields of science are alreadyThis is not the first year they have been trying to find the answer to the question of which generation representatives use smartphones more time. Thus, the results of a Nielsen study showed that Americans between the ages of 35 and 49 use social networks 40 minutes more than people between the ages of 18 and 34. Moreover, not only do baby boomers more often than millennials put smartphones on the dining table, they also spend more time on any other gadgets than Internet children and representatives of generation Y. But why?
According to the Wired publication, the middle of life isa time when a person needs to communicate at the peak of his capabilities. Middle age means that a person is a kind of heart of the family, a kind of center through which the entire exchange of information passes. Of course, people under 30 can endlessly share photos and Instagram posts with their friends. But middle-aged people receive text and FaceTime messages from their teenage children, as well as emails, phone calls, and other texts from their parents and friends.
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But that is not all. In middle age, most people work, and many employees occupy senior positions, which means that subordinates send them a huge number of letters by mail and instant messengers. So, according to the results of a study conducted by Jennifer Deela, senior research fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, people who hold top management positions — many of them representatives of Generation X — spend an average of 72 hours a week answering emails from employees.
Of course, not all representatives of the generationBaby Boomers are obsessed with gadgets and social networks. So, we already told you about the results of scientific research, according to which young people, including millennials, are addicted to smartphones. According to researchers, the constant desire to check notifications from applications on a smartphone negatively affects the mental health of young people.
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To the symptoms that determine the dependence onsmartphones include a sense of alarm and panic when the phone is not nearby, as well as the tendency to spend time buried in the phone to the detriment of other matters. However, it should be noted that in the vast majority of studies on the dependence on gadgets, representatives of generations Z and Y always act as subjects. And meanwhile, it is precisely representatives of generation X who may turn out to be the most dependent on gadgets by people.