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ERIC Number: ED570346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3398-0182-7
Pittsburgh Student Veterans' Experience with Social Media in Higher Education
Marsilio, Kenneth
ProQuest LLC, D.Sc. Dissertation, Robert Morris University
This study sought to understand how student veteran's experienced using social media in the context of higher education. It also explored how they used it for peer bonding and how student veterans perceived the benefits of using social media. This was a qualitative research study that used a phenomenological approach to data collection and analysis. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the shared experiences of 10 student veterans on their social media usage. The common themes that emerged related to student veterans' experiences using social media for communicating, research, peer bonding, collaboration, and recreation. These experiences were helpful, peer related, relaxing, and informational. They perceived that they benefitted from the ability to better communicate and build relationships from these helpful experiences with social media. The research made it clear that student veterans do use social media and feel they can benefit from it. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania