Cell phones tied to family tension

Jan 09 2006 - 01:48 AM ET | Backpage, In The News

A new study has linked cell phones and other types of always-on communicatioin to increased family tension. All those, "Can you pick up some more of...?" calls must be adding up.

From the study, via Reuters:

The study, which followed more than 1,300 adults over 2 years, found that those who consistently used a mobile phone or pager throughout the study period were more likely to report negative "spillover" between work and home life -- and, in turn, less satisfaction with their family life.

The study also noted that men seem to take work home with mobile phones while women go both ways: take home to work and take work home.