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Palmer, Betsy; Boniek, Susan; Turner, Elena; Lovell, Elyse D'nn – College Student Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the spectrum of undergraduate students' social interactions and related technological tools. Qualitative methods were used for this phenomenological study exploring 35 in-person interviews, with horizonalization in an open coding system secured by in-depth analysis which revealed nuanced themes and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Networks, Interaction, Network Analysis
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Pumper, Megan A.; Yaeger, Jeffery P.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Social networking sites are globally popular. In the United States, these types of sites are perceived positively by users and used at high rates, which has likely yielded personal health behavior displays such as substance abuse and depression. Due to possible cultural influence present on these sites, it remains unknown if SNS could be utilized…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Thompson, Sharon H.; Lougheed, Eric – College Student Journal, 2012
Although a majority of young adults are members of at least one social networking site, peer reviewed research examining gender differences in social networking communication is sparse. This study examined gender differences in social networking, particularly for Facebook use, among undergraduates. A survey was distributed to 268 college students…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Social Networks
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Bland, Helen W.; Melton, Bridget F.; Welle, Paul; Bigham, Lauren – College Student Journal, 2012
Problem: College years have been deemed as one of the most stressful periods of a person's life (Hales, 2009). The millennial generation of college students are unique in characteristics, including the manner in which they handle stressors. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify lifestyle habits and coping strategies that may be…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Coping