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ERIC Number: EJ1057594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Social Media Use: An Exploratory Test of Effects on the Daily Lives of College Students
Barnett, Barbara; Cothern, Katherine
Journal of International Students, v1 n1 p9-16 Spr 2011
This study covers the effects that social media use has on the daily lives of college students. More specifically, the current study focuses on college students' academic success, study habits, social interaction, and family interaction. Social media is a source of online tools that allow people from across the world to communicate with others. This growing trend has become very popular among those who use the internet on a daily basis, especially students. Social media has become so popular that many businesses now use it to advertise their products and colleges use it to connect with their current and future students. Because social media use is becoming more and more popular every day, college students find themselves spending the majority of their time online. Using social media excessively reduces the time that students spend studying. This can cause lowered academic standing, bad grades, and loss of scholarships. Students can also see their social and family lives become affected by social media use. Although being online allows people to have easier communication, it can also cause problems. The best research tool to use for contacting college students is the survey method because it can accurately cover a variety of people and their lifestyles.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas