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ERIC Number: EJ1069046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
Social Networks in the Classroom: Personality Factors as Antecedents of Student Social Capital
Seevers, Matthew T.; Johnson, Bryan R.; Darnold, Todd C.
American Journal of Business Education, v8 n3 p193-206 2015
This study examines personality factors as antecedents of student social capital. We hypothesize relationships between two constructs taken from the five-factor model of personality (agreeableness and extraversion) and two variables that reflect a student's social capital (quantity of ties and strength of ties) in an academic setting. Analysis of roster-based, sociometric data suggests that agreeableness is associated with higher quantity of ties, but not higher tie strength. In contrast, extraversion is linked to higher tie strength, but not higher overall network size. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of student social capital for educational research and practice.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Social Capital, Personality Traits, Extraversion Introversion, Sociometric Techniques, Hypothesis Testing, Incidence, Interpersonal Relationship, Proximity, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Attribution Theory, Behavior Theories, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Social Support Groups, Social Desirability, Regression (Statistics), Personality Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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