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ERIC Number: EJ1256883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Social Media Use, Legitimacy, and Imposter Phenomenon: A Collaborative Autoethnography among Early Career Faculty
Guillaume, Rene O.; Martinez, Edna; Elue, Chinasa
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v14 n2 p125-136 Win 2019
Since the proliferation of social media use in mainstream society as a means of connecting and communicating with others, postsecondary institutions have adopted social media for a myriad of purposes such as connecting with students, recruiting, and teaching. Higher education administrators are also using social media as a means of evaluating faculty productivity and scholarly impact. Through the lens of legitimacy and imposter phenomenon in the present study, we explored how social media has affected our sense of self as early career tenure-track faculty. Our collaborative autoethnography revealed the following two themes: (1) Contending with Self-Doubt and Self-Promotion as well as (2) Shifting Internal Motivation Dynamics. In addition to specific recommendations to help administrators and faculty developers promote faculty success, we also discuss areas for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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