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ERIC Number: EJ1001774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
An Initial Examination of Facebook as a Source of Memorable Messages for First-Year College Students
Russell, Jessica; Nazione, Samantha; Smith, Sandi
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v24 n2 p107-121 2012
This study investigated a set of messages on a university group's Facebook page intended as advice for first-year college students. Investigators coded 108 different units of advice into three overarching categories focused on academics, the transition to college life, and comprehension of the college campus. Messages transmitted were similar in content to those students reported helped them navigate college life in earlier research studies, suggesting that social networking sites might provide a valuable platform for supporting the initial transition to college. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A