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ERIC Number: EJ1016482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
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Impact of Online Social Network on American College Students' Reading Practices
Huang, SuHua; Capps, Matthew
College Quarterly, v16 n1 Win 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate social networking sites (SNS) and ways college students spend their time on both conventional academic and recreational reading. A total of 1,265 (466 male and 799 female) college students voluntarily participated in the study by completing a self-report survey. Descriptive analysis indicated that the average amount of time students spent (M) on academic reading (AR), recreational reading (RR), and social networking (SN) was 7.72 hours, 4.24 hours, and 16.13 hours per week, respectively. When compared with various classifications, freshmen students spent more time on SN (M=18.05 hours) and less time on both AR (M= 6.22 hours) and RR (M=3.47 hours) than other groups. A zero-order correlation statistical analysis indicated socializing with others by using some social networking sites (SNS) (e.g., Facebook) was positively correlated with college students' recreational reading (RR), but was not correlated with academic reading (AR).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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