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ERIC Number: ED529654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-0703-0
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Student Perceptions of Facebook, an Online Social Networking Site at a Non-Residential, Community Branch College in Northeastern Pennsylvania: A Phenomenological Study
Friday, Brenda E.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Marywood University
Research indicates that students residing at four-year institutions have been using online social networking sites such as Facebook as a means of efficient communication with one another. The technological advancements of social networking have also been identified as a means of creating community and belonging that may improve overall student engagement. This study examined student perceptions of Facebook among students attending a non-residential, community branch college in Northeastern Pennsylvania as a means of communication and socialization. The results indicate that, although respondents found Facebook a viable means of socialization, they see little academic value in its use. They also expressed concerns about privacy and the misuse of Facebook and possible negative impact on future plans. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania