ERIC Number: EJ1131137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Help Seeking: A Framework for Conceptualizing Facebook Use for Higher Education Support
Amador, Paul V.; Amador, Julie M.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v61 n2 p195-202 Mar 2017
This purpose of this study was to understand how higher education students, specifically preservice teachers, used Facebook to seek academic help. Results indicated that participants who regularly used Facebook to seek academic support formally and informally, considered the network to be social in nature, generated a sense of community through online interactions, and sought help for academic task completion. A framework for understanding help seeking is provided for higher education personnel working to support the academic success of students.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Higher Education, College Students, Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Academic Support Services, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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