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Harnessing Social Technology in Students’ Transition to College: Facebook’s Role in Student Adjustment and Persistence

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Social adjustment plays a critical role in student persistence at college. Ubiquitous among college students, social media such as Facebook have the potential to positively enhance students’ transition to college by encouraging connection and interaction among peers. The present study examines the role Facebook plays in students’ social adjustment during their first year at a private, liberal arts college in the Midwest. We propose and test a model including both traditional and Facebook-specific predictors of social support and social adjustment, as well as the role that these factors play in predicting students’ persistence at the college the following year. Results indicate positive relationships between two Facebook variables—the number of Facebook Friends students have at the college and engagement in collaborative behaviors through the site—with measures of social support and social adjustment. Following presentation of results, we discuss the implications of our study for technology’s role in higher education.

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Gray, Rebecca., Vitak, Jessica., Easton, Emily. and Ellison, Nicole. "Harnessing Social Technology in Students’ Transition to College: Facebook’s Role in Student Adjustment and Persistence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ, May 24, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p555712_index.html>

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Gray, R. , Vitak, J. , Easton, E. and Ellison, N. , 2012-05-24 "Harnessing Social Technology in Students’ Transition to College: Facebook’s Role in Student Adjustment and Persistence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-12 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p555712_index.html

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Abstract: Social adjustment plays a critical role in student persistence at college. Ubiquitous among college students, social media such as Facebook have the potential to positively enhance students’ transition to college by encouraging connection and interaction among peers. The present study examines the role Facebook plays in students’ social adjustment during their first year at a private, liberal arts college in the Midwest. We propose and test a model including both traditional and Facebook-specific predictors of social support and social adjustment, as well as the role that these factors play in predicting students’ persistence at the college the following year. Results indicate positive relationships between two Facebook variables—the number of Facebook Friends students have at the college and engagement in collaborative behaviors through the site—with measures of social support and social adjustment. Following presentation of results, we discuss the implications of our study for technology’s role in higher education.


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