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Facebook, Co-Curricular Involvement, & Their Relationship Status @NASPA 2012

Program Description: In today’s college environment, Facebook is as ubiquitous as mobile phones. Many researchers have found that co-curricular involvement is crucial to increasing student learning and development. Does Facebook assist with promoting involvement in intentionally developmental activities, or does it inhibit that participation?

This presentation reports the preliminary findings of a quantitative study on the relationship between Facebook use and campus involvement. Implications for theory, practice, and further research will be discussed.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Convention Center

Presenter: Christopher Weiss, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Slides: Here are my slides in .pdf format.

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Other Resources: Social Media Toolkit!!

Initial Data Results: (temporarily removed until final findings are confirmed…email me if you have questions until then…)

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