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Do college students benefit from their social media experience? Social media involvement and its impact on college students’ self-efficacy perception

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The indulgence in social networking sites (SNS) among college students has drawn scholars’ attention and research interest. Considering the importance of self-efficacy as a behavior indicator in every aspect of life, it is worth examining whether college students’ Facebook usage could influence college students’ self-efficacy perception in learning, socializing, and public participation. Based on a theoretical framework combining social cognitive theory and uses and gratifications theory, this study examined college students’ time spent on SNS as well as other users’ behaviors as indicators of perceived self-efficacy change after using SNS. This pilot study is based on a web survey of 395 students in public university in the Midwest on September 2012. Findings indicate a negative association between socializing use of SNS and perceived self-efficacy after using SNS. Specifically, students’ perception of SNS experience is an important indicator of their perceived self-efficacy after using SNS. However, students’ self-reported social learning behavior on SNS turned out to be a negative indicator. Moreover, positive associations found between perceived general self-efficacy change after using SNS and reported civic and politic participation suggest potential indirect effects of SNS involvement on students’ political and public participation. Interesting findings are discussed in this paper.

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Fang, Ling. "Do college students benefit from their social media experience? Social media involvement and its impact on college students’ self-efficacy perception" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC, Aug 08, 2013 <Not Available>. 2018-08-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p671475_index.html>

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Fang, L. , 2013-08-08 "Do college students benefit from their social media experience? Social media involvement and its impact on college students’ self-efficacy perception" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC Online <PDF>. 2018-08-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p671475_index.html

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Abstract: The indulgence in social networking sites (SNS) among college students has drawn scholars’ attention and research interest. Considering the importance of self-efficacy as a behavior indicator in every aspect of life, it is worth examining whether college students’ Facebook usage could influence college students’ self-efficacy perception in learning, socializing, and public participation. Based on a theoretical framework combining social cognitive theory and uses and gratifications theory, this study examined college students’ time spent on SNS as well as other users’ behaviors as indicators of perceived self-efficacy change after using SNS. This pilot study is based on a web survey of 395 students in public university in the Midwest on September 2012. Findings indicate a negative association between socializing use of SNS and perceived self-efficacy after using SNS. Specifically, students’ perception of SNS experience is an important indicator of their perceived self-efficacy after using SNS. However, students’ self-reported social learning behavior on SNS turned out to be a negative indicator. Moreover, positive associations found between perceived general self-efficacy change after using SNS and reported civic and politic participation suggest potential indirect effects of SNS involvement on students’ political and public participation. Interesting findings are discussed in this paper.


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