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How Facebook Connects Students’ Group Work Collaboration: A Relationship between Personal Facebook Usage and Group Engagement  [PDF]
Praweenya Suwannatthachote, Pornsook Tantrarungroj
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.38B004
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between the personal value of social networking technology, the frequency of Facebook use, the frequency of Facebook activities, and group engagement. The samples were 205 pre-service teachers who participated in the six-week online group project. Questionnaires were collected after the pre-service teachers submitted the project. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and correlation analysis to identify relations among variables. The results showed that 98% of pre-service teachers expanded their network by adding group members to their Facebook friends during the project assignment. The study found no relationship between personal purposive values of social networking technology and group engagement. Although 58.4% of the students used Facebook many times a day, the frequency of usage was largely related to personal interests rather than being relevant to group communication and engagement with the project assignment. However, there were significant but slight correlations between the Facebook activity “view others’ status to update social events” and group engagement; between “private messages” and group engagement; between “set up and share events” and group engagement; between “commenting” and group engagement; and between “clicking like” and group engagement. Therefore, educators should integrate their instructional strategy with the virtual learning environment to promote students’ group engagement via social networking sites.
Is Facebook Linked to Selfishness? Investigating the Relationships among Social Media Use, Empathy, and Narcissism  [PDF]
Tracy Alloway, Rachel Runac, Mueez Qureshi, George Kemp
Social Networking (SN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/sn.2014.33020

The rise of social networking sites have led to changes in the nature of our social relationships, as well as how we present and perceive ourselves. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship among the following in adults: use of a highly popular social networking site—Facebook, empathy, and narcissism. The findings indicated that some Facebook activities, such as chatting, were linked to aspects of empathic concern, such as higher levels of Perspective Taking in males. The Photo feature in Facebook was also linked to better ability to place themselves in fictional situations. For only the females, viewing videos was associated with the extent to which they could identify with someone’s distress. The data also indicated that certain aspects of Facebook use, such as the photo feature, were linked to narcissism. However, the overall pattern of findings suggests that social media is primarily a tool for staying connected, than for self-promotion.

Qassim Postgraduates Value Assimilation and the Role of Social Networking Sites in It  [PDF]
Hend Alsmadi
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.46009
Abstract: The study aimed at recognizing the degree of Qassim postgraduate’s value assimilation and the role of electronic social networking in their assimilating from their point of view. Two tests are constructed. The first measures the degree of Qassim postgraduate students’ value assimilation from their point of view; it consists of 46 items allocated to teaching and learning, social and moral values. The second measures the role of electronic social networking in their assimilation of the values; it consisted of 46 items. The sample included (730) students who were recruited in a simple random manner to participate in the study. Participants’ value assimilation degree was moderate; the overall average scored (3.35); social networking role was moderate; also the overall average scored (3.63); the value of teaching and learning was the highest (M = 3.89), while social values scored the lowest (M = 3.21). No statistical differences at (α = 0.05) attributed to gender were found. But differences were found attributed to the number of friends in favor of (more than 31 friends) in the social values and overall degree.
Srikamakhsi Kothandaraman
Otolaryngology Online Journal , 2012,
Abstract: This article is an attempt to analyse and discuss the possible contribution of social networking sites to teaching and learning, with Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as the subject of interest.
Influence of Social Networking Sites in Brand Development Practices from Marketer’s Prospective
Dr. Ashutosh Nigam
International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies , 2012,
Abstract: Popularity of social networking sites with deeperpenetration of internet enables marketers to exploit it asnew emerging medium for brand developing exercises.Interaction of social networking sites with brand results inpositive positioning in prospective and current customerbase. The medium can be exploited by marketers fordeveloping strong brand and pushing their messages outthrough a variety of media. Effective and timely executionin social-media networking sphere will serve a paradigmto differentiate brand, drive brand identity and reputationthrough loyal consumer bases.
Addressing Foreign Language Learning Anxiety with Facebook  [PDF]
Serge Gabarre, Cécile Gabarre, Rosseni Din, Parilah Shah, Aidah Abdul Karim
Creative Education (CE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2016.71010
Abstract: Learning a foreign language can be a daunting task which challenges students in several ways. Although students more readily identify anxiety as linked to speaking, all other language skills have been linked to Krashen’s affective filters. The present study sought to address these filters, with an emphasis on anxiety, by incorporating Facebook on mobile phones in the language classroom. A grounded action research method was adopted for the implementation as it enabled the researchers to alter their intervention, and provided a means to systematically analyze the data. A Facebook page and group were introduced to one single cohort of students in their French as a foreign language class. During three semesters, data were collected through online observations and interviews. A three-level coding scheme adhering to Strauss and Corbin’s grounded theory enabled the construction of models describing the implementation. Findings revealed that students positively evaluated the incorporation of Facebook in their language course. An assessment of reports linked to anxiety indicated a positive change over the course of the study. Besides reduced levels of anxiety, the use of Facebook was associated with increased self-confidence and motivation. The benefit of learning with friends in an online environment was connected to adaptive strategies leading to improved learning experiences. These findings are discussed in light of the use of a social networking site in a social constructivist perspective.
Insights into New Media Use by International Students: Implications for Cross-Cultural Adaptation Theory  [PDF]
Blake Hendrickson, Devan Rosen
Social Networking (SN) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/sn.2017.62006
Abstract: The current study uses a longitudinal, mixed-method approach to investigate the role that new media, such as social networking sites and video chat, play in cross-cultural adaptation and international student friendship network development. Results indicate that international students significantly increase and adapt their new media use while abroad to communicate globally with their friends and family, and locally with their newly formed relationships. Furthermore, social networking site host national friends do not necessarily lead to the development of face-to-face host national friends; however, interaction with established face-to-face host national friends and friend groups via new media platforms leads to an increased understanding of host communication patterns. Finally, this study proposes that researchers who apply Kim’s [1] cross-cultural adaptation theory consider incorporating Host New Media Communication as a principal concept.
Top-Performing Students’ Use of Social Networking Sites
Afendi Hamat,Mohamed Amin Embi,Haslinda Abu Hassan
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology , 2013,
Abstract: This study aims to identify patterns in Internet and Social Networking Site (SNS) usage among topperforming students at Malaysian universities. Data were gathered from 6358 public and private university students through an online survey. The top performers (reported CGPA of 3.6 and above) were found to be the most likely to have an SNS account and they spent more time using the Internet than other students. The findings also show that in terms of SNS usage, top-performing students display patterns similar to other students. However, among their various Internet activities, they rank social networking as the fourth most preferred activity, whereas other groups rank it as first. The preferred Internet activity for the top performers is emailing, which literature suggests may be linked to their academic performance.
A systematic examination of the use of Online social networking sites for sexual health promotion
Judy Gold, Alisa E Pedrana, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Margaret E Hellard, Shanton Chang, Steve Howard, Louise Keogh, Jane S Hocking, Mark A Stoove
BMC Public Health , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-583
Abstract: We conducted a systematic search of published scientific literature, electronic sources (general and scientific search engines, blogs) and SNSs (Facebook, MySpace) to identify existing sexual health promotion activities using SNSs. Health promotion activities were eligible for inclusion if they related to sexual health or behaviour, utilised one or more SNSs, and involved some element of health promotion. Information regarding the source and type of health promotion activity, target population and site activity were extracted.178 sexual health promotion activities met the inclusion criteria and were included in the review; only one activity was identified through a traditional systematic search of the published scientific literature. Activities most commonly used one SNS, were conducted by not-for-profit organisations, targeted young people and involved information delivery. Facebook was the most commonly used SNS (used by 71% of all health promotion activities identified), followed by MySpace and Twitter. Seventy nine percent of activities on MySpace were considered inactive as there had been no online posts within the past month, compared to 22% of activities using Facebook and 14% of activities using Twitter. The number of end-users and posts in the last seven days varied greatly between health promotion activities.SNSs are being used for sexual health promotion, although the extent to which they are utilised varies greatly, and the vast majority of activities are unreported in the scientific literature. Future studies should examine the key factors for success among those activities attracting a large and active user base, and how success might be measured, in order to guide the development of future health promotion activities in this emerging setting.Social networking sites (SNSs), websites that enable individuals to maintain, form and visualise their social networks [1] - have rapidly become an established part of the online environment. Facebook, Twitter, Li
Attitudinal Disposition of Nigerian University Students toward Social Networking Sites
Suleiman Alhaji Ahmad
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) , 2012, DOI: 10.3991/ijet.v7i1.1677
Abstract: - Internet has consolidated into a cohesive entity and amalgamated itself as a very powerful platform that has changed the way people do things. Social Networking Sites (SNSs) cannot be underestimated or jettison because no other communication medium which has given an international and globalized audience and dimension to the world like it. Facebook, Myspace, YouTube etc each of these and many other SNSs play a vital role on interaction and communication. The access to the internet for SNSs browsing is everywhere now. It is clearly established that even politicians, influential people, corporate managers, security agencies, lecturers, school administrators, and children are using SNSs thus students as well. Most SNSs are similar to each other there is commonality in their technical features. The study seeks to find out the level of studentsa€ attitude towards SNSs usage in the selected northern Nigerian universities. Quantitatively it was found that Nigerian students have positive attitude towards the SNSs; and that there is no significant difference in terms of gender. However, differences were found significant in terms of faculties in the extent of studentsa€ attitudes toward the SNSs usage.
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