Understanding the Negative Effects of Social Networking Mobile App Notifications on the Attention of Young People and Adults: A Systematic Literature Mapping

Date
2024-01-03
Authors
Xavier, Charles
Cataldo, Wendy
Wolfgand Matsui Siqueira, Sean
Garcia, Ana Cristina
Mello, Carlos
Contributor
Advisor
Department
Instructor
Depositor
Speaker
Researcher
Consultant
Interviewer
Annotator
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Volume
Number/Issue
Starting Page
5554
Ending Page
Alternative Title
Abstract
Social networking apps exert a significant influence on contemporary society, particularly among the younger generations. Consequently, it is imperative to investigate young people and adult´s interaction with these technologies, while identifying the challenges. Previous research has examined the usage of social networking apps, with a specific emphasis on their impact on human cognitive abilities, including memory, concentration, and learning. This Systematic Literature Mapping aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of the state of knowledge regarding the effects of notifications on social networks on the attention spans of individuals between 11 and 29 years old. The study initially considered 653 papers identified in 5 key repositories, selecting 24 papers during the review process. Additionally, it presents solutions proposed by researchers to address these challenges, shedding light on the diverse data collection and analysis methodologies employed in each research endeavor. Notably, a consistent consensus emerges from the reviewed studies underscoring that the mere presence of smartphones affects participants' attention levels. Furthermore, these notifications have been shown to have a tangible impact on cognitive functions, encompassing reasoning ability and working memory, thereby emphasizing the importance of understanding, and mitigating these effects.
Description
Keywords
The Future of Knowledge Management: Visions, Opportunities, and Challenges, attention, notifications, social media, teenagers
Citation
Extent
10 pages
Format
Geographic Location
Time Period
Related To
Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Table of Contents
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
Local Contexts
Email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.