Journal article

Differences Between Landline and Mobile Phone Users in Sexual Behavior Research

Paul B Badcock, Kent Patrick, Anthony MA Smith, Judy M Simpson, Darren Pennay, Chris E Rissel, Richard O de Visser, Andrew E Grulich, Juliet Richters

ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2017

Abstract

This study investigated differences between the demographic characteristics, participation rates (i.e., agreeing to respond to questions about sexual behavior), and sexual behaviors of landline and mobile phone samples in Australia. A nationally representative sample of Australians aged 18 years and over was recruited via random digit dialing in December 2011 to collect data via computer-assisted telephone interviews. A total of 1012 people (370 men, 642 women) completed a landline interview and 1002 (524 men, 478 women) completed a mobile phone interview. Results revealed that telephone user status was significantly related to all demographic variables: gender, age, educational attainment, ..

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