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ERIC Number: EJ999261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Motives for Using Facebook, Patterns of Facebook Activities, and Late Adolescents' Social Adjustment to College
Yang, Chia-chen; Brown, B. Bradford
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v42 n3 p403-416 Mar 2013
Previous studies have confirmed that Facebook, the leading social networking site among young people, facilitates social connections among college students, but the specific activities and motives that foster social adjustment remain unclear. This study examined associations between patterns of Facebook activity, motives for using Facebook, and late adolescents' social adjustment to the college environment. Anonymous self-report survey data from 193 mostly European American students (M age = 20.32; 54 % female) attending a major Midwestern university indicated that motives and activity patterns were associated directly with social adjustment, but the association between one activity, status updating, and social adjustment also was moderated by the motive of relationship maintenance. Findings provide a more comprehensive portrait of how Facebook use may foster or inhibit social adjustment in college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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