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ERIC Number: EJ1139077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Facebook Band Director's Group: Member Usage Behaviors and Perceived Satisfaction for Meeting Professional Development Needs
Rickels, David A.; Brewer, Wesley D.
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n3 p77-92 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate participation in a Facebook social media community known as Band Director's Group (BDG) through examination of members' demographic profiles, self-reported usage behaviors, and perceptions about how group activity satisfies their professional development needs. Respondents to an online survey (n = 336) reported near-daily interaction with BDG, with a notable trend toward lower average levels of contributing new content compared with relatively higher levels of passive and semipassive engagement such as reading and "liking" posts of other users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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