Instant Messenger Research Project



Welcome to the Instant Messenger Research Project Home Page.

Thank you for your interest in our ongoing research.

Our purpose is to better understand how Instant Messenger technology is impacting today's adolescents and their families. The research is sponsored through an Edgren Scholarship awarded through Bethel University.


  IM Background Information (coming soon)

Care to take a survey?
    Further Ideas based on results of studies  
Survey for those 18 years of age and above who used IM in high school
  Research Team  
Survey for Parents of teenage IM'ers
  Bethel University Department of Communication  
Survey for Youth Pastors and Youth Workers
  Bethel University Home Page  
If you, your child, or a student you work with, has dealt with serious issues related to IM or MySpace (i.e.cyberbullying, destructive relationships, etc...) please consider sharing your story and insights.
  E-mail Dr. Peggy Kendall, lead researcher