NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1135736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Facebook Enhanced College Courses and the Impact of Personality on Sense of Classroom Community
Barczyk, Casimir C.; Duncan, Doris G.
Information Systems Education Journal, v15 n1 p42-54 Jan 2017
The impact of personality type on students' sense of classroom connectedness was examined in a study of university-level business courses that used Facebook to enhance classroom learning. The study was conducted using an independent measures static group comparison research design. Nearly 600 students registered in six different business courses at the regional campuses of two major universities participated in a study lasting one term. The study focused on the extent to which the Big Five personality variables--extroversion, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism, and conscientiousness--impacted students' sense of connectedness in Facebook-enhanced and non-enhanced courses. Correlation and regression analyses demonstrated that extroversion and agreeableness were related to sense of connectedness, a significant pattern for students in the Facebook-enhanced group. Future research opportunities and provisos are discussed.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A