Uncovering the social impacts of Facebook on a college campus

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dc.contributor.author Vanden Boogart, Matthew Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-02T14:56:34Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-02T14:56:34Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08-02T14:56:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/181
dc.description.abstract With the creation of Facebook in 2004, colleges and universities across the United States have been playing catch-up with students. This new technology carries much weight as a new medium for students to build social connections and grow as members of their institutions. However, this new technology also brings negative implications such as lowered GPAs with greater use. Research was conducted at four major institutions across the country exploring how residence hall students use online communities and the impact it has on their physical world experience on campus. Most students use Facebook as a tool for staying connected to friends from high school, but there is a small population of students who are using it as a tool to make social connections they could not find in person. This study explores the impacts Facebook has had on a college campus. University administrators are urged to use this data to take a proactive approach to using these technologies to enhance the overall campus experience. en
dc.format.extent 1075200 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Facebook en
dc.subject Online communities en
dc.subject Residence halls en
dc.subject Social networks en
dc.subject Dormitory en
dc.title Uncovering the social impacts of Facebook on a college campus en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology en
dc.description.advisor S A. Leslie-Toogood en
dc.subject.umi Education, Higher (0745) en
dc.date.published 2006 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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