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ERIC Number: EJ1156170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Establishing a Framework for Successful Social Network Site Use in the Community College
Fentry, Rhonda Spells; Boykin, Tiffany F.; Vickery, Kristen B.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n12 p881-896 2017
Many colleges and universities have created college-sponsored communities on Facebook and Twitter as a means to interact, connect, and build community online (Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2009; Wankel & Wankel, 2011). However, the literature provides no clear picture of how community college students use social network sites (SNS) or whether the use of SNS is associated with student outcomes as social integration into the campus environment, institutional commitment, and persistence (Davis, Deil-Amen, Rios-Aguilar, & González Canché, 2012; Junco, 2012). The purpose of this quantitative research investigation was to examine the relationship between Social Networking Site use and social integration, institutional commitment, and persistence among students at a suburban community college. Findings revealed a significant relationship between SNS and social integration and institutional commitment; there was no significant relationship between SNS use and persistence. Recommendations for policy, practice, and future research are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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